[tex-live] XeLaTeX Not enough memory (part 2)

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Tue May 25 09:35:37 CEST 2010

On 25 May 2010, at 07:44, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> It is not that simple. Many 'out of memory' errors come from bad  
> macros
> that fill up all available <whatever array>. Allocating huge arrays  
> will
> make TeX fail in a really annoying way in those cases. This is a  
> problem
> that is not yet solved in LuaTeX either.

Having fully dynamic allocation would likely make it fail in an even  
more annoying way (using up all the VM on the system unless there are  
resource constraints preventing this).  I'm not sure there is a non- 
annoying way for something which is leaking memory to fail.

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