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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Cost of register_global_root (was: Stopping a value from getting GC'd)
On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 06:31:13PM -0700, Nathaniel Gray wrote:
> One thing that the FM doesn't mention is how expensive it is to
> register a global root.  Can I register thousands of them or will
> there be performance problems?

Yes, there is a performance problem.

A Gtk program we wrote used (IIRC) GtkListView, which caused 1000s of
roots to be registered.  The program slowed down appreciably.

http://wwwfun.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/soft/olabl/lablgtk-list/1062

Rich.

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