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Re: problems with long files

From: Joe Neeman
Subject: Re: problems with long files
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 09:36:58 +1000
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On Saturday 05 May 2007 02:57, Nicolas Sceaux wrote:
> Joe Neeman <address@hidden> writes:
> > I recently discovered that the new page-breaking algorithm is slow when
> > there are many small scores. As a workaround, put
> > \paper {
> >   #(define page-breaking optimal-page-breaks)
> > }
> > at the top of the file.
> I've recently faced the case where the page breaker (or so it seems)
> actually does not finish its job. That was with a ~100-score book, on a
> machine with 3Gbytes of RAM, with LilyPond 2.11.23. After the last
> "Preprocessing graphical objects...", the lilypond process uses ~1Gbyte
> of memory, then slowly increases up to using all the memory available,
> wthout finishing.

Is this the old page breaker (optimal-page-breaks) or the new one 
(ly:optimal-breaking)? There will be some dramatic speed increases in the new 
breaker in 2.11.24.

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