[racket] DrRacket sluggishness since upgrading to 5.3.1 (OS X 10.6.8, 64-bit build)

From: Jon Zeppieri (zeppieri at gmail.com)
Date: Sat Nov 17 23:01:31 EST 2012

On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 10:56 PM, Robby Findler
<robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> I also didn't improve the contour window much. I've looked into
> it some, but I think I need a different strategy for it's
> implementation. I hope to get to that before the next release goes
> out, but if you want high interactivity in the meantime, close it.

Which is the contour window?

> Another thing to try: click the "gc" icon a few times and see if that
> helps. (It may be the case that parts of DrRacket are paged out and
> clicking that will likely page them back in.)

Will do. Thanks.

> I have no idea if this is happening, but I just feel like pointing out
> that non-tail infinite loops in your programs can quickly eat up all
> your memory (with only 3.5 gigs) and you might not know that since you
> have the memory limit turned off.

No, I mean that I had that much ram free *while* the sluggishness was
happening. I had top open in another window. I was definitely not out
of memory.


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