[tex-live] buf-size

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Mar 30 17:47:37 CEST 2007

David Kastrup wrote:

> line-based IIRC, but setting aside 10MB for the input line buffer is
> just absurd.  Actually, setting aside 300k is ridiculous already.

Who talks about setting aside? Hans' proposal is about alleviating
an artificial limit to the (supposedly dynamic) texmf.cnf setting
for input_buffer. That limit really serves no purpose that I know of.

Why should it matter how large Hans (or anyone else) wants the
buffer to be, if the limit is artificial anyway?

> We should reduce this to something like 4k or so and change the code
> to cater with incomplete lines, or this madness will go on with ever
> bigger sizes and discussions.

I agree, but I have no time to write such code. Changing a constant
value is much faster. If you write a change file, I expect it will
be incorporated asap.

Best wishes,


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