[luatex] [NTG-context] Itemize without page break

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Mar 20 20:26:39 CET 2012

On 20-3-2012 19:59, Kip Warner wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 16:57 +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>> Older TeX engines had hard memory limit, so in case of such
>> "syntactical" errors the engine would consume all its allocated memory
>> and die (with a misleading error message), LuaTeX dynamically allocates
>> memory (for good reasons) so it won't stop before consuming all your
>> available memory, its the responsibility of an operating system to
>> prevent such a faulty application from taking the whole system down.
> I'd be very interested in seeing the operating system memory manager's
> algorithm that could do such a remarkable thing.

well you can try what happens if you run stock lua:

local t = { }
while true do
     t[#t+1] = "just a bogus string: " .. (#t+1)

at some point your system will run out of (virtual) memory or lua will 
run out of whatever its limits are


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