[Openmcl-devel] with-autorelease-pool question

Phil pbpublist at comcast.net
Mon Aug 21 23:09:13 PDT 2006

After a little digging, it appears that the problem is SLIME as it  
creates it's own multi-threaded listener.  I'll take the question to  
that forum as it looks like that's where the fix is needed.

On Aug 22, 2006, at 1:23 AM, Phil wrote:

> Then the problem may be related my access method (i.e. SLIME) as I
> had hundreds (thousands?) of 'just leaking' messages and it took a
> reboot to clean up the swap files.  Any pointers on what SLIME would
> need to do to avoid this issue?  I was under the impression that
> SLIME was just a wrapper around the initial REPL but it sounds like
> there may be more going on than that.
> On Aug 22, 2006, at 12:54 AM, Gary Byers wrote:
>> Both the initial listener thread (e.g., the one created when the lisp
>> was started from the command-line/emacs/etc.) and any Cocoa listeners
>> that're created should have their own autorelease pools.  Temporary
>> (autoreleased) objects just collect in those pools, but there are
>> colon-commands that're supposed to allow you to manually clean things
>> up every now and then.  (I don't remember exactly what the commands
>> are, but doing :? from a REPL in the Cocoa environment should show
>> you.)
>> On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Phil wrote:
>>> Can a top-level with-autorelease-pool be implemented in OpenMCL for
>>> interactive development?  A call around the top-level application
>>> code does the trick once all the code is done but I'm wondering more
>>> about doing this for REPL work where I am calling into any number of
>>> entry points and don't want to wrap every function/method 'just in
>>> case.'  (just rebooted as I forgot to do this for some code over the
>>> last few days... ;-)
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