Might also want to to add the reference to the perlfaq3
. And, maybe mark up this post into perlfaq3. You can build perl to use your OS malloc pretty easily. I'm told Perl malloc is faster and more cross-platform, I would be curious to know why. You can find out what version your perl is using by perl -V:usemymalloc
. If it is n
as it is usually then you will never give back memory to the OS. I'd like to know why on Debian it is off. I assume it is the default build option, but why if gnumalloc is present?