turn off garbage collector?

From: Sebastian Sardina <ssardina_at_cs.toronto.edu>
Date: Fri 24 May 2002 09:18:19 AM GMT
Message-Id: <1022231899.3843.88.camel@sis-con.com.ar>
I have a very simple question: I have a predicate, say a/3, that is
usually very time-consumming. However, it runs much faster if I turn off
the garbage collector (GC)

My question is: how should I do to turn the gc off first, call a/3, and
then turn the gc on again and still be "safe". Should I call the
GC explicitely after a/3 has finished or is it sufficient to turn the
flag on again? Something like:

main:- ......,
        set_flag(gc,off),  % Switch off GC
        a(..,..,..),       % Call a/3

After A is executed the GC is turned on. Is that ok or should I do
something else? Is it the case that a/3 may have left a lot of "garbage"
or does everything cleans up when a/3 succeeds? 


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