Forum: Ruby garbage collection

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Tom A. (Guest)
on 2006-02-07 18:39
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I haven't a copy of the code yet but a friend of mine was bemoaning his
efforts to create an application in ruby (conversion from python) and
ran into a problem.

He discards a LOT of objects during the final steps of his application
run.  This part of the process ultimately results in a crash every time
he runs it.

Is there something that can be recommended to help with garbage
collection?
Robert K. (Guest)
on 2006-02-07 19:10
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Tom A. wrote:
> I haven't a copy of the code yet but a friend of mine was bemoaning
> his efforts to create an application in ruby (conversion from python)
> and ran into a problem.
>
> He discards a LOT of objects during the final steps of his application
> run.  This part of the process ultimately results in a crash every
> time he runs it.

What exactly do you mean by "discard"?  Does he simply stop referencing
a
big collection?  Are there finalizers defined for objects?

> Is there something that can be recommended to help with garbage
> collection?

Do not switch it off.

Seriously, your description is a bit vague, so it's difficult to tell
what
the cause of his problem is (might not be GC at all).

Kind regards

    robert
Tom A. (Guest)
on 2006-02-07 19:28
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On 2/7/2006, "Robert K." <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:

>big collection?  Are there finalizers defined for objects?
I don't think he has anything like a defined finalizer.
I'll have to get the code...
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