Garbage collection


#1

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?


#2

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

#3

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…