[Haskell] Re[2]: [Haskell-cafe] Is Haskell a Good Choice for WebApplications? (ANN: Vocabulink)

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Fri May 8 02:49:23 EDT 2009

wren ng thornton <wren at freegeek.org> writes:

> FWIW, the JVM also fails to release memory resources back to the
> OS. Given all the problems I've seen that one cause for long-running
> processes, I'm definitely in support of correcting any behavior like
> this in the GHC RTS.

I'm curious what real problems arise from this?  As far as I can tell,
virtual memory and overcommit ought to make this (i.e. not releasing
memory back to the OS) mostly harmless.  Is this on particular systems
with different properties than your average run-of-the-mill Unix?

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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