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Re: size of emacs executable after unicode merge


From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: Re: size of emacs executable after unicode merge
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 19:41:29 +0900
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>>>>> On Fri, 31 Oct 2008 02:32:49 -0400, Chong Yidong <address@hidden> said:

> Is it possible to verify whether the garbage collection indeed reaps
> this data?

Put it in some weak hash table and check if it survives GC?

Anyway, an experiment on Mac OS X (*1) shows that clear-charset-maps
followed by GC actually collects some amount of data in heap (~7MB),
but they are not returned to the system, at least with its malloc
implementation.

*1: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-05/msg01049.html

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
                                address@hidden




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