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

Laurence Finston lfinsto1 at gwdg.de
Wed Jan 5 17:00:56 CET 2005

Hi Taco,

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Nowadays, people do not worry that much about cpu cycles burned
> during initialization, because actually loading extra junk from
> the harddisk is often slower that alloc()-ing.

What about TeX and MF?  Do you (or does anybody) happen to know what
current distributions do?

Thanks for your reply and the link.  I do still want to learn how to do
it, even if it's not strictly speaking necessary on modern systems.


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