[racket] Sweet expressions; or making it easier to introduce Racket to me and my coworkers :-)

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 20 06:54:31 EDT 2011

That's my experience as well, which is one of the reasons I've spent
so much time working on the stateless continuations, so you get the
convenience without the memory consumption.


On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 6:33 AM, Noel Welsh <noelwelsh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 3:18 AM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
>> I asked him for the executive summary, soo to speak, and he told me that
>> the problem ws that Racket was more demanding on a virtual machine
>> (which is potentially shared) than on a real machine (where you actually
>> have all the real memory you think you have).
> I've run a long lived Racket (PLT Scheme back then) web site without
> issue on a 64MB VM. I've also seen the web server blow up even given
> 1GB of memory. The difference is how continuations were used. If one
> uses continuations everywhere, and doesn't take steps to regularly
> clear them out, memory consumption will be untenably high.
> HTH,
> N.
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

"The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93

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