[OS X TeX] 64 Bit Binaries for TeX Live 2009

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Thu Dec 10 21:26:28 CET 2009

On 11/12/2009, at 5:04 AM, roberto avanzi wrote:

> On Nov 23, 2009, at 18:06 , Richard Koch wrote:
>> Folks,
> Wow.  I firmly disagree with the words "minor speed improvement".   
> While TeXing the current draft german textbook on number theory the  
> total compilation time with the 64-bit binaries halves...

So, 650 page book with tables, xypic graphics, etc., etc. takes 6  
seconds on PPC G5 dual processor, 6Gb RAM. Halve that to 3 seconds.  
Shucks that not much :/.

3 seconds isn't much to save if I am going to be required to upgrade  
this machine while it still runs perfectly fine.


Alan T Litchfield
PO Box 141, Auckland, 1140
New Zealand

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