|Bill Allombert on Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:29:26 +0200|
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|Re: Idiom: allocatemem in a script|
On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 12:18:38PM +0200, Dirk Laurie wrote: > If you have a script with `allocatemem` in it, the script > runs to completion if invoked by `gp myscript.gp`. > If invoked by `read("myscript.gp")` inside an interactive > session, it runs up to the first `allocatemem` and returns. Note that you can do \r myscript.gp if you want the behaviour of gp myscript.gp. > I've always thought of this behaviour as an undesirable > side effect of the implementation, This is a side effect of allocatemem destroying the PARI stack. > but I have now come > to realize that it is a feature, not a bug. > > It's a neat, clean way to separate the test code > in a module from the library code. So, even when > I don't need to change the stack size, I'm putting > `allocatemem` in from now on. Very interesting, I never thought of that. Cheers, Bill.