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From: Jocelyn Serot <Jocelyn.Serot@l...>
Subject: Q: GC and scope

Hello,

I have a basic question regarding the behaviour of the Caml-Light Garbage
collector: when an object becomes hidden, because of a its name is rebound at
the top level, is it automatically reclaimed by the gc ?...

For example:

	#let m = make_vect 1024 0;;
	m : int vect = [|0; 0; 0; 0; 0; ... |]
	...
	#let m = 0;;
	m : int = 0   (* <- Will the space allocated for the vector be reclaimed ?*)

My problem is that i want manipulate *large* objects (image ADTs) in an
applicative way (ie creating a new object at each operation) without
saturating Caml memory..

Thanks for any help

	Jocelyn
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