[Ecls-list] ECLM 2008

Erik Huelsmann ehuels at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 21:52:44 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:13 PM, Mark Hoemmen <mark.hoemmen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Anton Vodonosov <avodonosov at yandex.ru> wrote:
>  >  How do you think, is it possible/difficult to implement
>  >  Common Lisp with small memory demand (or adjust existing
>  >  implementation). Say, have running http server
>  >  requiring 200 kB? (or 1 MB).
>  >
>  >  Contemporary implementations (sbcl, ecl) use
>  >  tens of megabytes.
>  Doesn't SBCL do this because it preallocates a huge chunk of memory
>  for its heap?  SBCL has a startup option to adjust the initial heap
>  size, if I recall correctly.  I haven't checked for ECL.

The (uncommitted) initial heap size of SBCL is not tens, but hundreds
of MBs. The actual use *is* tens of MBs. I don't think ECL si that



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