[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

About "consing"

From: Xue Fuqiao
Subject: About "consing"
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:23:12 +0800

In the doc string of the function `memory-use-counts':

  Return a list of counters that measure how much consing there has been.

I don't know what the "consing" means here.  I only know that `cons' is often
used to add a single element to the front of a list.  But this seems to be
irrelevant to the topic.

And in (info "(elisp) Garbage Collection"):

 -- Function: memory-use-counts
     This returns a list of numbers that count the number of objects
     created in this Emacs session.

Does "consing" mean creating an object here?  Thanks.

Best regards, Xue Fuqiao.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]