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On Apr 04, 1997 at 05:50:33PM -0300, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
> version 3.0 is now available for alpha testing at the usual sites (see below).
> the documentation and the tests have not been updated yet.
> the purpose of this release is to make sure that no programs have been broken.
> please test it and send us your comments.
> --lhf

   An initial test indicates that v3.0a might work OK except for
   a slowdown by a factor of almost 4 :

     loj > time lua htmlp.lua < chap18.html > t.tex
     2.65user 0.06system 0:02.83elapsed 95%CPU
     loj > time lua3 htmlp.lua < chap18.html > tt.tex
     10.34user 0.12system 0:11.16elapsed 93%CPU
     loj > ls -l chap18.html
     -rw-r--r--   1 vilva    adm        101704 Apr  1 15:17 chap18.html
     loj > ls -l t.tex
     -rw-r--r--   1 vilva    adm        122229 Apr 16 08:25 t.tex
     loj > ls -l tt.tex
     -rw-r--r--   1 vilva    adm        122229 Apr 16 08:25 tt.tex
     loj > cmp t.tex tt.tex
     loj > 
   htmlp.lua is a restricted HTML to LaTeX converter script I wrote to
   evaluate lua. I made no changes to the configs in either case.

   The test environment is

      Linux version 2.0.30 (gcc version 2.7.2.f.1)

   The script and the test material are available at
 Veijo Vilva              
 Dept. Animal Science     
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 FIN-00014 University of Helsinki   Tel. +358 9 708 5584