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Re: Prefer luatex for documentation

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Prefer luatex for documentation
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:37:15 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG <> writes:

>> I'd say that for a 80-100page document it's maybe somewhere between
>> 50% and twice as slow.  Still it's a several seconds build that
>> becomes more several seconds.  I'm not sure it crosses important
>> workflow thresholds [1], it certainly didn't in my own use.
> The problem is the startup time of luatex.  For processing our more
> than 1000 small snippets that are embedded in the final documentation
> (as PDF files), this sums up.

Why would the snippets cause multiple startups of luatex?

David Kastrup

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