[OS X TeX] Custom LaTeX Formats

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Thu Feb 17 09:55:45 EST 2005

On 18 Feb 2005, at 1:11 AM, Ross Moore wrote:

You're up late :)

> Parts of the preamble can be made to *load* faster,
> so the real work starts sooner.
> For small jobs this is good.
> It's great for a production-job, driven via the web, say.
> But for larger jobs, where most of the work
> is in the page-building, the relative saving
> is much less.

Ah, of course. That makes perfect sense.
It's like optimising the slowest 5% - even if it goes at infinite 
speed, you've still only saved 5%. (Or whatever proportion of the time 
it takes to load the preamble compared to setting the pages of the 

Thanks for the info!


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