[metapost] Metapost capacity exceeded

taco taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jun 1 19:34:53 CEST 2010

Nicola wrote:
> In article <4C05302C.5030003 at elvenkind.com>,
>  Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
>> Nicola wrote:
>>> But, regarding the current version, what are, or 
>>> where are documented, the numeric limits that are hard-coded? For 
>>> example, is it possible to have more than ~16K symbolic tokens defined 
>>> (that is the limit that I can reach in my tests)?
>> Not all internal limits are documented, in part because some
>> are completely fixed, in part because some are fluid, and in
>> part because nobody cared enough to find the actual max.
>> I think (but will not guarantee) that the current situation
>> for hard-code array values 1.2XX is like below:
>> [...]
> Thanks! Those figures will be very useful to me! "Configurable" 
> parameters are those that can be set during format creation? How do you 
> do that?

Add a parameter to texmf.cnf. The names are:


Best wishes,

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