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Author: 0xF00L Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 65472  
Subject: Re: Explorer freezes? Date: 2/26/2001 11:03 AM
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I have a gig of RAM and OS 9.1 and the system is very stable even with tons of programs up and running. I think RAM shortages are the #1 cause of instability with moderm OS's.)

As a programmer, I can say that you are wrong.
You are probably just masking/delaying the
instability by having more ram. There is no
reason that adding ram should prevent a Crash, except
for poor programming. (either in the app, or
at the OS level)

There are two primary ways an application consumes
ram. The stack and the heap. A stack overflow should
be easily detected by the OS and should be indicated
as such, and a request for heap space can fail, and
the application should be able to deal with that
instead of assuming that it will always work.

That being said, for practical resons, you may
want to have more ram to delay the programs you
need to use from causing "instability"

Look to OS X to improve things on the OS side.


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