GC options. Reply

S.D.Mechveliani mechvel@math.botik.ru
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 11:24:28 +0400


here are my votes on Simon Marlow's questions.

> Issue 1: should the maximum heap size be unbounded by default?
> Currently the maximum heap size is bounded at 64M. 
> [..]
>	1. remove the default limit altogether
>	2. raise the default limit
>	3. no change

Put the default to  30M.

> Issue 2: Should -M be renamed to -H, and -H renamed to something else?
> The argument for this change is that GHC's -M option is closer to the
> traditional meaning of -H.


> Issue 3: (suggestion from Julian S.) Perhaps there should be two options
> to specify "optimise for memory use" or "optimise for performance",
> which have the effect of setting the defaults for various GC options to
> appropriate values. 
> [..]

All right. 
But let the meaning of  -O  remain as it was.

Serge Mechveliani