[REBOL] Re: Recycle
From: larry::ecotope::com at: 13-Feb-2001 20:30
Just a short comment, others may wish to add some clarification.
The default behavior of REBOL is to recycle unused memory as needed.
causes an immediate garbage collection (GC). You might do this in a script
after clearing a large block, image, etc. so that following code will not be
delayed by an automatic garbage collection. The use of recycle does not
necessarily result in a decrease in the value given by rebol/stats, although
it should when the allocated memory has grown large enough (the GC appears
to be a fairly complex mechanism). The first value in the block returned by
rebol/stats/recycle gives a count of the number of recycles.
turns off the automatic recycle or GC mechanism. This may be desirable
because a automatic recycle could cause certain kinds of code to malfunction
or cause an unacceptable delay. Sorry to be so vague. Others?
restores the normal operation of the GC after it has been turned off.
----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Tretter <[ptretter--norcom2000--com]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 6:03 PM
Subject: [REBOL] Recycle
> Recycle/on is not a sustained process or so it appears. How often by
default should recycle/on be freeing unused memory allocations? I'm trying
to understand the purpose behind recycle/off and what the difference also is