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Re: [Orgmode] [PATCH] sha1 hash of latex fragments to avoid regeneration

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] [PATCH] sha1 hash of latex fragments to avoid regeneration
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:57:22 +0100

Hi Eric,

this is fantastic, thank you for implementing it. I have wanted some speedup
for this for a long time.

I think your implementation still suffers from one issue:

The produced image also depends on the variables org-format-latex- options,
org-format-latex-header, org-export-latex-package-alist,
and on the `forbuffer' flag (because images made for display in
the buffer and fo HTML export generaly need different resolution).

One way to deal with this would be to make a list containing the values
of these four variables and using prin1-to-string to convert this list
into a string, and then to prepend this string to TXT when creating
the hash.

Now, I am sure that you are already planning to do the same
for ditaa images etc?  That would be a treat, because ditaa
can be terribly slow for complex figures, and this would speed up
the cycle when writing document by quite a bit.

There is one further issue:  Cleaning up images that are no
longer used.

With the LaTeX fragments it is not a big problem, because there
live in a special directory.  This would be a bigger concern for
ditaa images etc which tend to live in the same directory as the
source.  Maybe that could be solved by

1. Making sure that each image still have a name like "blue", so
   that the name now would be "blus_loooooonghashvalue.png" or so.
2. Maybe creating a command that will look for orphaned images
   and remove them, by looking for the hash in the name and
   checking access times.  I am not sure if this is needed,
   and not sure what would be the best way to implement it.

After looking at these things, I would be *very* happy to accept
this patch.

- Carsten

On Nov 16, 2009, at 1:07 AM, Eric Schulte wrote:


The attached patch changes the latex fragment image generation so that
it saves images into files named by the sha1 hash of the latex source
code.  By checking for the existence of image files before image
generation the regeneration of identical images is avoided.

In practice I find that this greatly speeds up export to html and the
`org-preview-latex-fragment' command.

Cheers -- Eric

From 13e1c48fa6cac43b0c87ca0fbc8e349f7a9fa864 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Schulte <address@hidden>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 17:00:09 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] latex fragment images cached using sha1 hash keys

 Latex fragment images are now saved in files named by the sha1 hash
 of the latex text used to create the image.  By checking if files
 exist before images generation the regeneration of identical latex
 images is avoided.
lisp/ChangeLog |    6 ++++++
lisp/org.el    |   18 +++++++-----------
2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/ChangeLog b/lisp/ChangeLog
index 339f248..f18755c 100755
--- a/lisp/ChangeLog
+++ b/lisp/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,9 @@
+2009-11-16  Eric Schulte  <address@hidden>
+       * org.el (org-format-latex): Latex images are now saved to files
+       named by the sha1 hash of the latex source text avoiding
+       regeneration of identical images.
2009-11-15  Carsten Dominik  <address@hidden>

        * org-wl.el (org-wl-store-link): Handle the case that
diff --git a/lisp/org.el b/lisp/org.el
index bf6573b..46348fc 100644
--- a/lisp/org.el
+++ b/lisp/org.el
@@ -14550,15 +14550,9 @@ Some of the options can be changed using the variable
         (opt org-format-latex-options)
         (matchers (plist-get opt :matchers))
         (re-list org-latex-regexps)
-        (cnt 0) txt link beg end re e checkdir
+        (cnt 0) txt hash link beg end re e checkdir
         m n block linkfile movefile ov)
- ;; Check if there are old images files with this prefix, and remove them
-    (when (file-directory-p todir)
-      (mapc 'delete-file
-           (directory-files
-            todir 'full
-            (concat (regexp-quote prefixnodir) "_[0-9]+\\.png$"))))
    ;; Check the different regular expressions
    (while (setq e (pop re-list))
      (setq m (car e) re (nth 1 e) n (nth 2 e)
@@ -14576,9 +14570,10 @@ Some of the options can be changed using the variable
            (setq txt (match-string n)
                  beg (match-beginning n) end (match-end n)
                  cnt (1+ cnt)
-                 linkfile (format "%s_%04d.png" prefix cnt)
-                 movefile (format "%s_%04d.png" absprefix cnt)
                  link (concat block "[[file:" linkfile "]]" block))
+            (setq hash (sha1 txt)
+                 linkfile (format "%s_%s.png" prefix hash)
+                 movefile (format "%s_%s.png" absprefix hash))
            (if msg (message msg cnt))
            (goto-char beg)
            (unless checkdir ; make sure the directory exists
@@ -14592,8 +14587,9 @@ Some of the options can be changed using the variable
               "dvipng" "needed to convert LaTeX fragments to images")
              (setq executables-checked t))

-           (org-create-formula-image
-            txt movefile opt forbuffer)
+            (unless (file-exists-p movefile)
+              (org-create-formula-image
+               txt movefile opt forbuffer))
            (if overlays
                  (mapc (lambda (o)

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