[plt-scheme] How big is a cell?

From: Gregory Woodhouse (gregory.woodhouse at sbcglobal.net)
Date: Mon Dec 5 12:12:13 EST 2005

When I see that some 50 million cells have been reclaimed through  
garbage collection, I wonder what that means in practical terms.  
Assuming that pairs are basically binary trees and that cons cell can  
normally hold about a word (I assume strings are treated internally  
as lists), then I'd expect it to be something like a 64 or 128 bytes,  
but that's just a guess.

Gregory Woodhouse
gregory.woodhouse at sbcglobal.net

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