Originally Posted by baf
TeX hyphenation patterns are usually generated from lists of words. You may however add your own patterns. Here
is original thesis about the algorithm by Frank Liang.
Nice touch of history also.
Time sharing systems where priced to include the number of Kbytes of core used. Which is why the concentration on the amount of core in use.
I.E: Before the days "Cloud computing" - which is just the old school "time shared" systems in new, networked, dress.