[tex-live] Aug 21 vs Aug 23 code

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Aug 24 01:30:14 CEST 2005

I noticed that the really latest code (Aug 23) is 8% slower than the  
Aug 21 code under comparable circumstances.


This is how I measure (as have other on the Mac OS X TeX list):

1. Put the following (what is between the ====== lines) in the file  


for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9 10
         fmtutil --byfmt pdflatex >/dev/null

2. Make the file executable:

chmod +x tex-perf

3. Run the following command:

sudo time ./tex-perf

Enter your password and let it run. After a while, it reports a  
result. Send that result back to me with a description of the system  
you have used with information about your system.

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