[gambit-list] problem with load.
droid at zoo-crew.org
Wed Jun 20 10:02:42 EDT 2007
Ahh.. enlightening. If that is the case shouldn't (define big (expt 2
(expt 2 25))) fail? (It does not).
On 6/20/07, Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> On 20-Jun-07, at 9:12 AM, |/|/ Bendick wrote:
> > Speaking of heaps I can't get gambit to let me (make-vector 10000000)
> > with any heap size...
> > % unlimit
> > % gsi -:h4000000
> > Gambit Version 4.0 beta 22
> >> (make-vector 10000000)
> > *** ERROR IN ##make-vector -- Heap overflow
> > 1>
> > Any ideas?
> In memory, objects are encoded as a sequence of machine words. The
> first machine word is the header. It encodes some GC information and
> the object's type (in the lower 8 bits of the word) and it uses the
> remaining bits (24 on a 32 bit machine, or 56 on a 64 bit machine) to
> encode the length of the object in bytes.
> This means that on a 32 bit machine the largest vector is just shy of
> 2^24 bytes, or 2^22 words, i.e. roughly 4 million elements. On a 64
> bit machine the virtual memory is the only limit.
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