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Without wantarray perl doesn't seem to reduce memory usage

sub mm { print( (`pslist -m $$ 2>NUL`)[-2,-1] )} sub ff { my @fudge = 1 .. 1_000_000; @fudge } sub fa { scalar @{[ &ff ]} } mm; ff; mm; warn fa; __END__ Name Pid VM WS Priv Priv Pk Faults Non +P Page perl 796 62168 46336 44336 48196 12572 +2 34 Name Pid VM WS Priv Priv Pk Faults Non +P Page perl 796 66076 50280 48252 48260 13582 +2 34 1000000 at - line 4.

Using the accumulator doesn't appear to reduce memory usage, because one function still returns a list

sub mm { print( (`pslist -m $$ 2>NUL`)[-2,-1] )} sub ff { my @fudge = 1 .. 1_000_000; @fudge } sub fa { scalar( () = &ff ) } mm; ff; mm; warn fa; __END__ Name Pid VM WS Priv Priv Pk Faults Non +P Page perl 1432 62168 46336 44336 48196 12572 +2 34 Name Pid VM WS Priv Priv Pk Faults Non +P Page perl 1432 66076 50280 48252 48260 13582 +2 34 1000000 at - line 4.

I suppose this could actually be optimized, I see no technical reason, but its fairly minor


In reply to Re^3: Trouble getting size of list returned from sub by Anonymous Monk
in thread Trouble getting size of list returned from sub by wanna_code_perl

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