[fpc-devel] Memory consumed by strings

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Sun Nov 23 12:49:09 CET 2008

On 23 Nov 2008, at 12:35, listmember wrote:

>> Do a 'find declaration' on an identifier, that does not exist. This
>> will explore all units of the uses section.
> Now I see what you mean.
> But, isn't this a design-choice; caching all sources in memory for  
> speed reasons, as opposed to on-demand opening and closing each file.

For very large projects, that should probably be done anyway at some  
point. But even in that case, using a more memory-efficient string  
type enables you to keep more data in memory and hence potentially  
obtain better performance.


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