At 07:13 -0400 2/8/10, Bill Birkett wrote:
I recently upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard.
Now, some scripts that ran nicely on Perl 5.8.9 are consuming all
available RAM on Perl 5.10.0, and bringing the system to its knees.
The scripts I'm referring to create a series of large objects, each
of which should be garbage-collected when the next object is created.
Apparently, Perl 5.10.0 is not picking up the trash.
I know how to use Perl 5.8.9 on Snow Leopard, but I would rather use
the 64-bit version.
Might it be worth trying upgrading to a recent version of Perl? The
latest stable version is 5.12.1