[Seaside] Newbie questions about Squeak and Seaside

William Harford seaside at harford.org
Thu Aug 24 20:12:45 UTC 2006

On Aug 24, 2006, at 2:51 PM, Philippe Marschall wrote:

>> I changed SeasidePlatformSupport #weakDictionaryOfSize: to read
>>     ^ IdentityDictionary new: aNumber
> This is recommended for anything but toy examples. We have that on all
> our productive applications without any addional reaper process and it
> works fine. I don't know why this is not standard. For the small
> examples where WeakArrays work it doesn't really matter if some more
> memory is used.

It's not ideal particularly for our situation where we have up to a  
dozen simultaneous, very active long running, (4 hour) sessions.
Maybe the problem could be worked around by some sort of timed  
incremental weak array finalization.

> The WeakArray implementation simply does not scale and I doubt it will
> ever be fixed. Hell I'm even willing to bet money.

I'll take that bet :-)


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