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Re: [groff] Unintended impact of strip.sed on om.tmac-u?

From: Larry Kollar
Subject: Re: [groff] Unintended impact of strip.sed on om.tmac-u?
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:42:25 -0500

> Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> wrote:
>    * The body of a 'while' request is treated like the body of a
>      'de' request: 'gtroff' temporarily stores it in a macro that
>      is deleted after the loop has been exited.  It can
>      considerably slow down a macro if the body of the 'while'
>      request (within the macro) is large.  Each time the macro is
>      executed, the 'while' body is parsed and stored again as a
>      temporary macro.

How much effort would it take to store the temporary macro until
processing is finished? Memory vs. speed trade-offs, I suppose.


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