New answers tagged e-tex
As noted in comments, Etex revises the plain.tex allocation macros. pstricks.tex did not properly account for this. Herbert Voss has now added a test for Etex to PSTricks so that the proper definitions are made. It has gone to CTAN, so it is available to all.
While it seems that there is no difference in semantics (but I'm still waiting for answers here), there seems to be a small but consistent difference in performance. First, \the consists of 4 characters and \number of 7, so you can type it almost twice as fast! ;-) Seriously, \the\numexpr seems to be 10 - 15% faster than \number\numexpr. As it's not ...
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