[Ecls-list] [creelman.david at gmail.com: ECL serving http via hunchentoot, how do I get it to stay up?]

Matthew Mondor mm_lists at pulsar-zone.net
Mon Aug 27 16:02:17 UTC 2012

On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:16:20 +1000
David Creelman <creelman.david at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for getting ECL to the point it's at. It seems to be working quite well
> now and is a quite good option on a small memory machine (256Mb). SBCL won't
> work because it needs a whole lot of memory and CLISP seems to have several
> problems with libs.

It's probable that you could configure SBCL to use a smaller heap (it's
also the case with ECL, which probably uses a smaller default).

There is an issue with garbage-collected languages in general in that
if the heap is too small the collector must run very often, which
impacts performance.

I think that the defaults ECL uses are general purpose enough, and I
didn't have to tweak them so far.

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