[gambit-list] Make the default heap size 1MB

Mikael mikael.rcv at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 09:00:07 EST 2013


I believe at least expert users may like to check the memory consumption
statistics for programs, and a too big size of a newly started Gambit might
give the impression that Gambit is memory-costly or something.

Therefore, if the minimum heap size will be a fixed number:

I'd guess noone will find Gambit memory-heavy as long as the binary + C
stack + heap of a newly launched Gambit takes less than 10MB.

To make that happen, I suppose a fixed default minimum heap setting would
be no more than ~2.5MB (binary ~3.8MB + 2.5MBx2=5MB heap = ~8.8MB,
completely fine).

Brgds

2013/1/4 Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca>
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>  I agree however that the current setting is too low.  But given that I
> will change the default, I would prefer to only change it once.  What is a
> "reasonable" setting?  The experiment on my computer suggests "the bigger
> the better".

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