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Re: Memory leaks

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Memory leaks
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:35:18 -0500
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>>> I have begun to wonder if obarray gets freed after buffer-local-var stops
>>> pointing to it, say through another setq to buffer-local-var.
>> Obarrays are ordinary vectors, that get garbage collected like any other
>> object.
> I didn't think the vectors themselves would be in trouble, but rather what
> is behind the vectors: the buckets, the symbols and so on.  Even after the
> vectors are gone, there could be references to the symbols in other places,
> could there not?  So, it is not entirely clear when all that memory could
> be collected?

But then you'd have lots of symbols, not lots of vectors.


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