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 Hail Caesar! Those about to vi ^[ you!