Subject: Re: ACL and low-level GC
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/12/18
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* David Bakhash <>
| On the other hand, you figure that every time Lisp does a global GC, it's
| gotta go through all that memory again.

  this is a false assumption.

| I wonder the following:
|    can Lisp be told to free memory back to the OS?

  yes.  if you use 4.3 under Linux, the manuals came in PDF format.  the
  chapter on garbage collection is really very good, and a lot better
  source of information than any rehashed understanding anyone might
  provide here.

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