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Re: MCL1.3.2 and heap size

>   Date: Fri, 31 May 91 13:23:53 CDT
>   From: lynch@aristotle.ils.nwu.edu (Richard Lynch)
>   >
>   >
>   >   Date: 31 May 91 16:06:00 GMT
>   >   From: Ranson <ranson@lannion.cnet.fr>
>   >
>   >   Is there a way to set the application heap size for v1.3.2? I know people who
>   >   use large pictures, and feel like they live in the middle of a mine field. The
>   >   manual for 2.0 gives a nice hint (increase the heap size), but the resource
>   >   mentionned (LSIZ?) does not exist for 1.3.2.
>   >
>   >The only way to do this is through brute force:  Allocate a very large
>   >MacPointer (large enough to force your Mac heap to grow), and then
>   >dispose of it.  The initial allocation will take a little while,
>   >but after that you should be OK.
>   But then, is that space not reclaimed if a GC occurs and it's not being
>   used?  Or can the Mac heap only increase in size?
>I believe it is only reclaimed if the Lisp does a GC and still does not
>have enough memory for the pending allocation request.  That is, it will
>only be reclaimed if it absolutely has to.

Ooops.  Sorry for the lack of specificity.  I guess we *were* just up
against the wall.

"TANSTAAFL" Rich lynch@aristotle.ils.nwu.edu