[OS X TeX] What kind of operation is TeXing? (concerning hardware)

Janko Hauser jhauser at zscout.de
Sat Mar 5 11:52:02 EST 2005

Bernhard Barkow schrieb:
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> On 4. Mär 2005, at 1:40, Doug Fields wrote:
>>>Anyway, this is on my list. Why is TeX so hideously slow on Mac OS X 
>>Obviously I'm out of my league here as a recent convert, but, TeX 
>>seems fast to me.
>>TeXShop can typeset my 32 page document (my first LaTeX document) in a 
>>few seconds on my 1.25GHz with the pdflatex expansion/contraction 
>>thing. Fast enough to Command-T (typeset) after every few 
>>Seems fast to me...
> Sure, for everyday use I am completely satisfied with TeX's speed. It's 
> just interesting that the speed is in general much slower than could be 
> expected compared to PC-based Linux systems, and it would really be 
> interesting to know the reason for that (or how to work around it, 
> respectively).
> I'm not enough of a programming expert to dig deeper into that matter, 
> I'm afraid...
Has anyone tried to do the benchmarking without console output?
The terminals on osx are very slow, I get much faster tex-runs without
output on the terminal.

With regards,

__Janko Hauser

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