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Runaway argument?

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Runaway argument?
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 13:53:35 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.0.1i
User-agent: Mutt/1.0.1i


Testing 1.8.88 on my pet "trouble" piano score (which I've
yet to output after three months!), "ly2dvi -p letter [score]"
produced the following console messages:


(montreal_1_ly1.tex (/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/article.cls
Document Class: article 1999/09/10 v1.4a Standard LaTeX document
No file montreal_1_ly1.aux.
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/omscmr.fd) (montreal_1.tex
(/usr/local/share/lilypond/tex/lilypond-latex.tex LaTeX
(/usr/local/share/lilypond/tex/lily-ps-defs.tex) [footer empty]
(/usr/local/share/lilypond/tex/fetdefs.tex)) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Runaway argument?
{\hbox {\raise -36.7586 pt \leftalign {\kern 349.1568 pt {}\kern
! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=263001].
<argument> ...t depth -2.9616 pt height 10.1276 pt

l.59034 ...pth  -2.9616  pt height  10.1276  pt  }
Output written on montreal_1_ly1.dvi (5 pages, 646072 bytes).
Transcript written on montreal_1_ly1.log.
ly2dvi Latex failed


The score file I'm using is in itself quite small, just some
identifiers and a score block.  The actual notes themselves and
the dynamics are in five separate files--four for the notes and
one for the dynamics--which are \include(d) in the score file.
(I hesitate to post the whole mess.)

When I run ly2dvi on the score file without including the
dynamics file, everything proceeds smoothly.  When I add the
dynamics, I get the above result.  The dynamics file is nothing
more than a bunch of spacer notes with the dynamics attached.
It parses fine, and lily doesn't report failed bar checks or
anything like that.  TeX just can't seem to handle it.

So--what could be causing the runaway argument?  And does the
"TeX capacity exceeded" message mean just that?  Somehow, TeX is
out of memory?  That seems weird, given how much swap space I
have on my system!

Peter Schaffter
15, chemin Brunette, RR2 CP 406
Ste-Cécile-de-Masham (Québec)

A confirmed GNU/Linuxer. Sorry, I don't do Windows.

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