December 02, 2008Re: Is "Out of Memory" a recoverable error?
Posted in reply to Russell Lewis
Reply to Russell, > Walter Bright wrote: > >> I asked this over on stackoverflow.com to see what people using other >> languages have to say, as well as the D community. The reason I ask >> is to see if memory allocation can be allowed in functions marked >> "nothrow". >> >> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/333736/is-out-of-memory-a-recovera >> ble-error >> > It seems that D has (or rather, can have) a trivial solution to this > problem. Allow programs to register with the GC when they have memory > which can be easily freed (caches and such). Then you can make "out > of memory" a non-recoverable error, since it only hits when we fail to > recover enough. > > Some sort of higher level of granularity would be nice, mostly an ordering hint re the different stages. > > Seems to me that with this mechanism in place, we can treat > out-of-memory as an unrecoverable error. > > Thoughts? vote += 0.5; // nice idea, not sure it would help *me* in any way though.