[Mongrel] Mongrel and memory usage

Kirk Haines wyhaines at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 09:54:56 EST 2007

On 11/6/07, Bob Hutchison <hutch at recursive.ca> wrote:

> It isn't fixed in the ruby that ships with Leopard:
>   1.8.6 (2007-06-07 patchlevel 36) [universal-darwin9.0]

Ugh.  IIRC I checked it with the patch release after 36, and it was fixed there.

> This hack will fix things.
> class Array
>   alias :naughty_shift :shift
>   def shift
>     result = self.first
>     self[0] = nil # This is the 'magic'
>     self.naughty_shift
>     result
>   end
> end

Note that this just _mostly_ fixes things.  You still end up with
array elements in memory carrying around Qnils, but most of the time
that's good enough.

Kirk Haines

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