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Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 11.84; previews and longlines-mode


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Bug-AUCTeX] 11.84; previews and longlines-mode
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 20:30:50 +0100
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Reinhard Kotucha <address@hidden> writes:

> David Kastrup writes:
>  > David Reitter <address@hidden> writes:
>  > 
>  > > On 30 Nov 2007, at 12:30, David Kastrup wrote:
>  > >
>  > >> Anyway, longlines-mode is a bad idea in conjunction with TeX since
>  > >> TeX has a built-in line-length limit.
>  > >
>  > > What is it?
>  > 
>  > Depends on the change file settings.  The default for a pristine TeX
>  > source without any changes is 500.  It is one of those settings which
>  > get pushed to somewhere else by distributions for pretty much every
>  > release.
>
> The things you are talking about are bothering Taco for years.  I'm
> sure that luatex will allocate memory dynamically in the near future.

I thought it already did.  I seem to remember something about
reallocating this as required.

> It's just a matter of time (Taco's time, if nobody volunteers)...

I have some half-finished changes flying around which are for _not_
allocating memory dynamically, but rather dealing with partial lines
(where is the point in reallocation in order to keep track of content
you are not going to touch anymore, anyway?).  I have to get several
other personal things on track again, and maybe then I'll pick up on
that.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum




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