[racket-dev] Memory consumption of Racket

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 22 07:08:37 EDT 2011

This program:

  #lang racket/base
  (printf "hi\n")

uses a lot less memory than this one:

  #lang racket
  (printf "hi\n")

Does that help at all?


On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Nevo <sakur.deagod at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi
>   My attempt on porting Racket interpreter to iOS has been for a while and
> I've been able to run interpreter on both iOS device as well iOS simulator.
> Right now, it runs perfectly on iOS simulator, but lack of satisfaction on
> device. The reason is for those devices like iPad/iPhone or Android, the
> memory for standalone application is always constrained, and even a single
> "hello world" evaluation would easily put the whole app runtime to death,
> per my test. In particular, here I've got some commented out "printf" code
> compiled in for newgc.c, and trying to load a simple "hello world" racket
> file to evaluate results in more than 30MB memory in use (reported by gc).
> This is nothing for a desktop, but will kill itself easily in iOS which
> usually requires the average memory allocation will be less than 20MB. So
> I'm asking if there's some known compiling or runtime configuration which I
> may not know to reduce memory usage, at least keep average allocation
> acceptable for those memory constrained devices. Thanks for your suggests
> here!
> Nevo
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