[racket] DrRacket never uses more than 1 GB?

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jul 13 07:12:27 EDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Greg Hendershott
<greghendershott at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah I'll keep my day job rather than pursue a career in ASCII art.

No, you have real talent! (Do people still do ASCII art by hand? I
thought programs had taken over.)

> During which lots of
> little ~30 msec GCs (according to DrRacket log) alternating with long, 5000
> msec ones. Fourth phase is the poor DrRacket GUI gets sluggish and then
> kablooey.

Probably 1st and 2nd generation GC sweeps. But why speculate -- turn
on logging and see! See S14.5 of the Reference.If you set the logging
level low enough all sorts of interesting stuff, including GC stats,
gets printed.


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