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[Gcl-devel] Re: hashing and memoizing

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: hashing and memoizing
Date: 26 Sep 2005 12:52:17 -0400
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Robert Boyer <address@hidden> writes:

> Here may be the numb of the problem as I see it with any proposed use of
> hashing and memoizing or any general facility for supporting same.  When to
> flush?  These hash/memo techniques tend to gradually fill up memory and
> someone has to decide when to "forget" or death from memory exhaustion will
> ensue.  But it's not very clear in general when to flush.  compile-file might
> provide a good beginning/end pair for the forgetting process.

P.S. we flush the cache on each compile-file now in cvs HEAD.

Take care,

> Bob

Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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