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structures vs. instances
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- Subject: structures vs. instances
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 94 18:20:32 -0400
Which one takes up less memory per instance, a class instance or a structure
with the same information?
I've defined a struct called pnt (gives the same functionality as the lisp
type point, but allows floats for the h and v) and I've been allocating
a bunch of them. In the course of allocating a few thousand of these,
my free memory ((ccl::%freebytes)) has dropped from 7 megs to 161K.
Are structures garbage-collected? Almost all of these structures should have
been garbage collected along time ago.
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