[pdftex] TeX as a composition server?
Jeffrey McArthur
jeffmcarthur at comcast.net
Wed Oct 27 15:21:54 CEST 2010
Is there a 64K limit on the number of pages? I remember at least one
implementation of TeX had a 64K limit.
On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 09:05:13 +0200, you wrote:
>Correction. The 11,000 pages per minute (est.) was with pdfTeX. With plain
>vanilla TeX (MikTeX 2.8), it took only about 30 sec. for all 15000 pages, so
>better than 30000 pages/minute to produce a dvi.
>
>-pd
>
>On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:15 AM, Peter Davis <pfd at pfdstudio.com> wrote:
>
>> Ok, I tried using Victor Eijkhout's repeat macro, which allowed me to use
>> multiple paragraphs in the loop argument. With this, each iteration of my
>> "Lorem ipsum" text generated about 5 1/2 pages. So 10,000 iterations gave
>> me a 15661 page PDF, and took about 80 sec. on my machine. That's better
>> then 11000 composed pages a minute, so that's a good result. Here's the
>> gist of it ..
>>
>> \input{repeat.tex}
>> \repeat \to{10000} \do{
>> Lorem ipsum dolor ... }
>>
>> \bye
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you all!
>>
>> -pd
>>
>>
>>
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