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Martin Schroeder <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 21:48:59 +0200
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In <[log in to unmask]> Richard Walker <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Now bear with me for a few moments of madness.  Come to think of it,
>what follows isn't much weirder^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hmore unusual than some of
>the details of L3PL.  Even if you don't like the particulars, maybe
>they might trigger a better idea or a totally different application?

>OK, so now the base's internal macros look like this:


>and if I write a package called `splat' my internal macros will
>look like this:


>The result: massive fmt file and control sequence bloat.  We need some
>shortcuts.  Here are some possibilities.

So what? :-)

Even today the _cheapest_ available PC has a P5/200 with 32MB RAM and 2GB HD.
When L3 will be available(2y+?), this will certainly be the standard PC in
use; the cheapest to buy will run at 500MHz++. And we'll all be able to use

I don't think we should be concerned much about TeXs main memory or
processing speed -- there will be plenty.

Best regards

               Martin Schr"oder, [log in to unmask]
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the
masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth
does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the
people.                                                (Giordano Bruno)