[metapost] TeX and MF: Fast-loading of core image

Laurence Finston lfinsto1 at gwdg.de
Wed Jan 5 15:46:47 CET 2005


In _METAFONT:  The Program_,  section 1203, p. 514, Knuth explains that
INIMF (or maybe it's VIRMF, I don't have my copy with me) dumps core
"[...] in a form that the operating system can reload speedily".
(GNU m4 can also do something similar, or perhaps identical.)

He does not, however, explain how this is done, as it is system dependent.

I'd really appreciate it if somebody would explain to me how to do this on
a GNU/Linux system, or point me in the right direction, so I could find
out for myself.


Laurence Finston

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