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

Pander pander at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 25 10:31:40 CEST 2010

Tim Bradshaw wrote:
> 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.

And what about my other remark suggesting an alternative way of dealing 
with the current situation by manually unloading fonts by force from a 
certain page onward, when one is certain that the font will not be used 
in that portion of your document?

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