[OS X TeX] 64 Bit Binaries for TeX Live 2009
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 22:27:36 CET 2009
On Dec 10, 2009, at 3:26 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
> On 11/12/2009, at 5:04 AM, roberto avanzi wrote:
>> On Nov 23, 2009, at 18:06 , Richard Koch wrote:
>> 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.
So, 542 page book with tables, pdf graphics, etc takes 55 seconds on
1 GHz PPC G4 dual processor, 52 seconds isn't much to save if I am
going to be required to upgrade this machine while it still runs
Not to dwell on the cinema screen and the second (cheap) screen I
would have to throw away.
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