On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 07:13:17AM -0400, 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.

If your 5.8.9 is 32-bit and 5.10.0 is 64-bit, then you can expect data
structures to use more memory, up to twice as much in the worst case.

David Cantrell | Nth greatest programmer in the world

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