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- Subject: Re: lua_close()
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 13:52:45 -0300
> Shouldn't lua_close() always be called?
For most common uses, this last garbage collection would be a dead weight.
Maybe we could put a command-line option to control whether to call it?
> Have the language designers (or anyone else) used memory-checking utilities
> (like Purify, etc.) to validate that Lua cleans up completely after itself
> after lua_close() executes?
We have tested Lua both with purify and with our own version of memory
profiling (see file lmem.c). We detected no memory leaks. After lua_close,
the allocated memory is zero.