[rescue] Memory usage (was Re: Needed: Older laptops)
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed Jul 4 17:24:27 CDT 2007
On 4 Jul 2007, at 22:27, Steven M Jones wrote:
> Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
>> That might not necessarily be Firefox's fault though. A GUI "Hello,
>> world" clocks in at about 40MB.
> Insert crusty joke about Motif's Megabyte Window Manager (mwm) here...
> This reminds me how thrilled and horrified I was when I worked for
> an early CORBA vendor (HyperDesk, a DG spin-off) and learned that a
> "Hello, World!" program that just logged into the DOM and exited
> hit 8MB on a SPARC/SunOS 4.x platform in early 1993.
Talking about OSX Hello World:
Source and Universal binary at http://abuse.mooli.org.uk/HelloWorld/
On an Intel Mac:
abuse at paratha:~$ ps -lwwp 10239
UID PID PPID CPU PRI NI VSZ RSS WCHAN STAT TT
1000 10239 62 0 46 0 234560 22836 - S ??
0:00.46 /Users/abuse/Desktop/Hello World.app/Contents/MacOS/Hello
I'm not sure which to balk at more: the 23MB resident, or the 235MB
(OK, it's a PyObjC application rather than native ObjC, but I can't
stand the latter and the size didn't actually drop noticably when I
last wrote a direct ObjC application a couple of years ago.)
> For reference, I think that if you had a shiny new
> SPARCstation-10/30 with 64MB at this point, you were a very happy
> camper -- we were running lots of Solbournes and DG AViiON AV300's
> on peoples' desks, with a 4-way Solbourne 5E/600 (?) and assorted
> DG AViiON servers in the machine room.
1993, I'd just got my Amiga 4000 which had a whole *six* megabytes of
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