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- Subject: Re: Explicitly triggering the Garbage Collector
- From: Uli Kusterer <witness.of.teachtext@...>
- Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2005 19:18:24 +0200
On Aug 7, 2005, at 18:40:25, Rici Lake wrote:
If the new threshold is less than the byte counter, then Lua
immediately runs the garbage collector. In particular
lua_setgcthreshold(L,0) forces a garbage collection. After the
collection, a new threshold is set according to the previous rule.
thank you. I knew I had read about a function to do this in the
official API somewhere, but with all the new stuff assailing me I
just couldn't find it anymore.
Note: I believe this interface will change with Lua 5.1.
Hmmm... how often do changes like these happen? I already saw that
apparently the binary format for compiled code changed in the past,
and I'd be interested in knowing how much of a priority backwards
compatibility is in Lua development? Of course I can always just stay
with 5.0 or whatever version I'm currently using, but of course that
would cut me off from any new features and bug fixes.
In particular, how likely is the compiled file format to change
again? It would be rather handy if I could ship compiled scripts
because they wouldn't be as readable as plain text.
-- M. Uli Kusterer