# [texhax] No room for a new \dimen

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Thu Aug 20 16:04:20 CEST 2015

erh, that mwe blows up for a different reason

abspage counter already defined

regardless of etex

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Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
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From: Victor Ivrii [vivrii at gmail.com]
Sent: 20 August 2015 15:50
Cc: texhax at tug.org
Subject: Re: [texhax] No room for a new \dimen

On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 9:16 AM, Lars Madsen <daleif at math.au.dk<mailto:daleif at math.au.dk>> wrote:
etex is not depreceated. it is held of for those situations where you really need it.

And in that case it should be loaded before the documentclass.

>From documentation to elocalloc:

For existing documents etex may still be loaded and will work as before, however in general it is best not to load etex as it will over-write the new allocation scheme with its own.

So, indeed it is not deprecated but warned

Loading etex before documentclass can blow up

\RequirePackage{etex}
\documentclass[12pt,oneside,openany]{memoir}
\reserveinserts{10}
\usepackage{bigfoot}
\usepackage{hyperxmp}
\begin{document}
Hello World

\end{document}

As far as minimal example for "dimension too large" I will try to produce it but it may take pretty long time

Victor Ivrii
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