POLL: GC options

Volker Stolz stolz@hyperion.informatik.rwth-aachen.de
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 17:26:22 +0200

In local.glasgow-haskell-users, you wrote:
> Issue 1: should the maximum heap size be unbounded by default?
> Currently the maximum heap size is bounded at 64M.  Arguments for: this
> stops programs with a space leak eating all your swap space.  Arguments
> against: it's annoying to have to raise the limit when you legitimately
> need more space.

I'm for boundless wasting of memory. If I'd cared, I'd set the
ulimits correspondingly. You really don't want to get to work
on Monday morning finding that your favourite prime-finder stopped
Friday five minutes after you left :-)
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