save_size: vs texmf.cnf

Karl Berry karl at
Thu Mar 18 22:21:39 CET 2021

    As a user, I would expect that save_size is 200000. But it seems to me 
    that cuts it back to 80000?

You're right. I don't think there would be any problem with changing
sup_save_size in, since apparently it can go up to
max_halfword. You could probably do that for MiKTeX, but I don't want to
rebuild TL just for that at this point. So I changed texmf.cnf for
consistency and will change the code later. Thanks. -k

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