[tex-live] TeX Live 2004 final vs development: speed of TeX

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Dec 1 13:20:47 CET 2004

>> The most likely cause of slowdown for TeX is excessive searching for
>> files.  Remember, TeX is just a filter: its processing time in most
> Just to add one thing: when using pdftex, the new map file loading code
> (using avl trees) also gives a significant speedup if large map files
> are being loaded.

What is the status of source vs source.development? For the last source
for TL2004, do I download source at today or source.development at today?


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