Workspaces wasting memory

Andreas Raab raab at isgnw.cs.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
Sat May 23 17:31:45 UTC 1998

> Hi.
> I think I have the workspace memory wasting problem again (my image file 
> grew a couple of megabytes for no reason). What can I do to check? I tried self 
> inspect over a workspace (from the menu), this led me to a stringHolder, 
> which has a model which is a workspace. But inspecting a workspace leads to a 
> huge byteArray... where are the local names in a workspace?

The Workspace includes a dictionary with the bindings. All your undeclared
stuff can be found there. Try adding

  bindings _ nil

and then:

Workspace allInstancesDo:[:workSpace| workSpace releaseBindings].
Smalltalk garbageCollect.

This should give you most of the space back (given that it's really the
workspace bindings ;-)

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