[tex-live] TeXLive 2005 is slower than TeXLive2003

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Sep 7 08:20:34 CEST 2006

On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Jinsong Zhao wrote:

> >I don't see an etex-based latex in the win32 binaries, but you could try
> >the same test with a plain document, e.g.,
> >  tex story \\bye
> >  etex story \\bye
> >  pdftex story \\bye
> The following is the time statistics from both TeXLive 2005 and 2003:

It also depends on the terminal output, particularly on the size of the
xterm window (!), e. g. compare

$ time pdflatex yourfile.tex


$ time pdflatex yourfile.tex 2>&1 > /dev/null

Here it's e. g. (both TeX Live 2005)

real    0m1.561s
user    0m0.388s
sys     0m0.013s


real    0m0.403s
user    0m0.354s
sys     0m0.027s

So it's very critical to have exactly the same conditions for both

Regards, Hartmut

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