[tex-live] pattern memory size

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jul 7 23:31:41 CEST 2005

Karl Berry wrote:
> Is there any prospect of changing the maximum allowed pattern memory
> (trie_size) to more tham 262,143?  

I suspect that number is here because in the original TeX that was
the value of max_halfword (probably somehow connected to a 9-bit
machine). I do not believe there is a reason why it cannot be
enlarged (up to the same value of max_halfword even).

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