Dario Laera wrote:
> 
> Il giorno 28/ott/08, alle ore 18:00, Andreas Delmelle ha scritto:
> 
>> Have you investigated whether the column-balancing approach is of
>> influence here? I mean: are there significant differences between
>> using one narrower column (the same width you would get when using two
>> columns, only it will roughly yield double the amount of pages).
> 
> A quick test haven't raised any difference except the fact that 2
> columns used slightly less memory, but I think it's not related to
> breaking as the number of active nodes is the same.

Column balancing chimes in only if there’s a block with span="all" in
the FO file. Otherwise, having two columns is roughly the same as having
a single column on twice narrower pages and I wouldn’t expect a big
difference in memory consumption, which is confirmed by your test.

Vincent

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