[OS X TeX] Re: Plea/Request: Bibtex with increased BUF_SIZE

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Sep 2 18:12:30 EDT 2006

On 2-sep-2006, at 23:54, Lee Samuel Finn wrote:

> The bibtex BUF_SIZE constant, set at compile time, controls the
> maximum size of strings. Unfortunately, in all the assorted
> distributions I've been able to find, that size is set too low for
> some of my bibtex entries. (Unfortunately I can't make the entries
> shorter: they are required that way by the funding agency --- NSF ---
> I'm writing a proposal to.) My plea/request: a bibtex that has a
> significantly larger BUF_SIZE --- say, at least 20000 (yes - twenty
> thousand) and other increased parameter sizes as necessary for this
> to work.
> It would be wonderful if the assorted tex distributions --- e.g.,
> gwTeX, TeXLive --- were to distribute their compiled versions with a
> larger BUF_SIZE.

Do the work-arounds offered in the FAQ [1] provide a workable  
alternative for you?


[1] http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=bibstrtl
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