Michiel Brentjens

Glish memory leak

Glish is known to have some memory leaks. One of them is the following, which should be easy to avoid in your own code. It is a problem though in the official Aips++ glish code.

memleak := function() { a := [1:10]; b := a[20]; }

Calling this function will leak memory. Glish has some functions to monitor memory usage. One of them is alloc_info(). There is more information in the Glish manuals of course.