[OS X TeX] MusiXTeX

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 12:42:24 EDT 2007

On Sun, 23 Sep 2007 14:26:47 +0200, Dave Murray-Rust wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'd like to use musixtex to include small excerpts of music in a large  
> document. However, I get the dreaded 'No room for a new \dimen' message;  
> I thought that texlive used elatex, and hence should be immune from this  
> problem?


The macros \newdimen and friends have the limit built-in to give a  
comprehensible error message. Otherwise you'd get something like
! Bad register code (256).
<*> \dimendef\test=256

etex.sty raises the limit to what is offered by the engine.

btw: "No room for a new \dimen" gives me the FAQ answer as the first hit  
on Google. It offers some additional information.

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