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Is there a limit to the size of a tex-file?

I've been writing a document for some time now. It is steadily growing and hopefully will continue to do so. Lately I realised that -- although I just recently bought a new MacBook -- when I work on ...
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Rationale to use \input{filename} on the pdflatex command line?

In a tex.SX user profile, I read the best practice recommendation Execute pdflatex \input{filename} instead of pdflatex filename. I have always used the latter one, directly, in scripts, and in ...
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How do I best combine several documents?

I have a collection of articles written in latex, and I would like to "merge" them into a larger thesis document, in which each article will be a chapter. I have been looking at include and input, ...
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Splitting a large document into several files

Why is it recommended to split a large document into several parts and include them with \include? Is it only a relic of the past times when computers and LaTeX compilers were slower, or is it still ...