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[REBOL] Rebol Memory Allocation Strategy?

From: tim::johnsons-web::com at: 21-Sep-2002 9:12

Hello All: I need clarification on rebol memory allocation. I programmed in C and Asm for years so am cognizant of architectural approaches to memory allocation (well, sort of). Let's say we have a function my-f: func[][str: make string! 8192 ; untested code ; appends much data to str.... ] and that function is called any number of times. Now, does that mean that rebol has to allocate 8092 bytes of memory every time that 'my-f is called? ==>>If that is so then would not the following be more efficient? my-obj: make object![ ; untested code str: make string! 8192 _my-f: func[][ clear str ; appends much data to string... ] ; end function ] ;end object Would not 'str be allocated just once and that would be during evaluation of my-obj? Then 'my-f would only have to reset the "internal data pointer" which is trivial in terms of overhead. (presuming my-f would be 'happy' with 8192 bytes) Comments, nags criticisms appreciated.. TIA -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>