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Jul
30
revised Removing Subordinated Headline Levels From The ToC Automatically When Using `*`
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Jul
30
revised Removing Subordinated Headline Levels From The ToC Automatically When Using `*`
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Jul
30
answered Removing Subordinated Headline Levels From The ToC Automatically When Using `*`
Jul
29
accepted Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
Jul
29
answered Where can I find documentation on biblatex 1.7 (or other older versions of packages)?
Jul
29
comment Where can I find documentation on biblatex 1.7 (or other older versions of packages)?
Is this it?
Jul
28
comment Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
@BrunoLeFloch could you expand on your first comment a little. I've left the question open to give you a chance to answer. I'm confused about (1) why a second pass is required or (2) why increasing the length of values causes the scan for duplicate keys to take that much longer. I'm guessing that the compiler needs to check every token to see whether it is the start of a key delimiter, including tokens contained in values?
Jul
28
comment Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
As a follow up, in a simple write/retrieve situation like this (where duplicate "keys" don't exist and don't get changed) writing pairs sequentially to a token list/sequence and then parsing afterwards to recover items would eliminate the parse on write aspect and, depending on implementation, possibly be more efficient? Are there any specific gains associated with retrieval from a property list as opposed to a sequence/token list?
Jul
28
comment Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
Thanks Joseph, that makes perfect sense.
Jul
28
revised Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
edited code to prevent overwriting of test files.
Jul
28
comment Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
@JosephWright While not a major difference in absolute time, the 20% increase was something I couldn't understand as my (obviously naive) thought was that it would decrease the compilation time. I checked the files and they are the correct size. Could you have compiled without removing the filecontents (which was left there to make the example working) in which case the downloaded files may have been overwritten? I'll edit the code so that won't happen.
Jul
28
revised Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
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Jul
28
awarded  Tag Editor
Jul
28
revised profiling wiki excerpt
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Jul
28
wiki created profiling excerpt
Jul
28
suggested approved edit on profiling tag wiki excerpt
Jul
28
comment Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
Thanks @lockstep, didn't know of the profiling tag, perhaps someone could suggest an efficiency synonym...that one's a little hard to find unless you know what to look for :)
Jul
28
asked Does writing to a property list take longer than writing to a token list?
Jul
28
answered Write a column selectively to the appropriate row using pgfplotstable?
Jul
27
revised How to create subfloat figures (two in first row and one below)?
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