[plt-scheme] Memory limit is on by default in DrScheme pre-release version

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 8 07:31:13 EDT 2008

It has been on by default for new users of PLT Scheme since 4.0 (and
maybe 372, I forget). In the last few days I change the way the
preference is saved so that everyone gets the new default, even if
they have used one of the versions that had the default off.

But to address your comment at the end: there is always a memory
limit, namely the one imposed by the OS. When a program in DrScheme
hits _that_ limit, things do not go well (DrScheme itself crashes),
and we certainly get complaints about that. Sometimes not so nicely
worded... :)


On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 2:01 AM, Benjamin L. Russell
<DekuDekuplex at yahoo.com> wrote:
> While I'm not sure whether this is a bug, I was surprised to discover
> that the memory limit is on by default in the current DrScheme
> pre-release version  It was off by default in both
> pre-release version, and official release version 4.0.2.
> Setting the memory limit on by default may potentially cause problems
> for new users who are not used to this feature, and who don't fully
> understand the implications of a memory limit.
> -- Benjamin L. Russell
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