[plt-scheme] How big is a cell?

From: Hendrik Boom (hendrik at pooq.com)
Date: Mon Dec 5 12:26:28 EST 2005

On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 09:12:13AM -0800, Gregory Woodhouse wrote:
> 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.

I'd guess more like 8 bytes -- four for each address.
Or did you mean 64 or 128 *bits*?

-- hendrik

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