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Re: zsh and memory

On 12/13/99, Bart Schaefer said:
>On Dec 13,  6:15am, Danny Dulai wrote:
>} Subject: zsh and memory
>} Any hints on how to make zsh not consume as much memory as it does?
>} I'm not using the zftp or stat modules. Any thing else I can do?
>It'd be easier to answer the question if we knew what you ARE doing.
>"Is there any way I can get rid of these lumps on my head?  I'm not
>hitting myself with a hammer."

I'm just running zsh, defining like 4 very very small functions, like 25
aliases, like 15 completions using compctl, various options set (but not
ALLEXPORT). I'm using vi keybindings, adding like 5 of my own, and not
using anything like zed or any other modules. Never do I use a

Even running zsh -f with no /etc/zshenv existent, will give me a shell
significantly larger than a bash.

>Various things you should avoid if memory is a problem include:
>    setopt ALLEXPORT
>    use large here-documents
>    define lots of shell functions without using autoload
>    use "zed" (old) or the mapfile module (new) to edit files
>    use the new 3.1.6 shell-function-based completion system
>The last one is a bit unfortunate, but just "compinit" (without even
>trying any completions yet) adds half a megabyte to the RSS of zsh on
>my system, and it only goes up from there as functions autload and
>start caching their results in shell variables.

Danny Dulai                                           Feet. Pumice. Lotion.
http://www.ishiboo.com/~nirva/                            nirva@xxxxxxxxxxx

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