Gorby has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hello wise monks. How can I make sure that my script frees up the memory it uses up at run time when it exits? My server administrator keeps telling me that the free RAM on my server depletes slowly everyday, and he claims that my script is "holding on" to some RAM everytime it runs and keeps it occupied even after it exits. Is this at all a reasonable contention by my server administrator? If a script exits properly, doesn't it automatically free up the RAM it used at run time? I'm confused.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom.