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

Driver, David DDriver at covercraft.com
Wed Jan 5 15:51:12 CET 2005

Where are the administration pages for the metafont and metapost mailing
lists? I haven't used Tex in a long time and I need to be removed from
the lists.

-----Original Message-----
From: Laurence Finston [mailto:lfinsto1 at gwdg.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 8:47 AM
To: metafont at ens.fr; metapost at tug.org
Subject: [metafont] TeX and MF: Fast-loading of core image


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

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


Laurence Finston

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