[luatex] Internet Explorer 6 leaks memory - a warning
jfine at pytex.org
Mon Jan 12 09:58:04 CET 2009
Summary: IE6 can leak memory. LuaTeX /might/ have the same problem.
A recent thread in this list on 'Multiple callbacks' (started by Elie
web pages, and that it's fairly easy (by accident or design) to write
Like IE6, LuaTeX has two memory managers (TeX's and Lua's) and so some
of the conditions for this leak are present. I don't know if the others
each of which references the other, and delete all other references to
these objects. Then there is a garbage cycle, which neither memory
manager can detect.)
attaching functions to events that avoids triggering the IE memory leak.
If LuaTeX can similarly leak memory, it becomes important to provide
this functionality in a Lua module for use with LuaTeX. And Elie Roux
was suggesting a Lua module for attaching functions to events, which is
where we came in.
By the way, in 2005 there was a contest to write 'the best' code for
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