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 Re: discussing relation of LaTeX to TeX successors Donald Arseneau <[log in to unmask]> Fri, 20 Jun 1997 18:30:46 PST text/plain (18 lines) >Then again my CD has over 5000 tfm files. If I do > \font\foo=foo.tfm >you are going to have to look at all of them, arent you? hard to see >how to cut that down rationally. With a file structure that is more than a stream of bytes. VMS has file *records* and *indexed* files. VMS *should* be able to do a binary search for a file name in a directory file. If you break your inputs directory into a zillion subdirectories then there is no rational way to search that tree. Does the TDS commit such a foul crime? Anyway, it is not VMS TeX that needs its own hashed database of input files. What a kluge! Donald Arseneau [log in to unmask]