[luatex] Hyphenation in plain TeX

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Oct 8 16:39:42 CEST 2010

On 10/08/2010 04:30 PM, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Btw, as far as luatex is concerned, what's the status of the string pool? I
> guess you'll want to get rid of it at some point, using standard C strings
> instead, am I right?

It already is quite different from the pascal version, check out
luatexdir/tex/stringpool.h if you are curious. LuaTeX's 'stringpool'
is actually an array of C structures with fields for size and char *.

This is already quite a bit less monolithic than TeX82. Switching to
an avl tree or using lua's hash would be more 'modern ' but that
comes with a noticeable speed penalty.

The documentation segments in stringpool.[hw] need updating, though.

Best wishes,

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