[pdftex] precompiled tex

Stephan Lehmke lehmke at ls1sol02.cs.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Aug 8 09:48:28 CEST 2002

"h+i" wrote on Wed, 7 Aug 2002 17:54:07 +0200:

> And the speed argument lost its validity long ago; each computer is 
> incredible fast
> compared with what we suffered let´s say 5 years ago.

You're obviously working on a machine which has a hard drive
of its own ;-)

Especially in the academic field, distributed file systems
are still common (and have some advantages).

Furthermore, for small jobs, file loading takes the vast
majority of total processing time, so (to get back to 
the subject of this list), for server-based applications,
creating pdf on the fly, reducing file accesses can 
considerably reduce server load.


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