--nsize and --vsize

Nicholas Lee N.J.Lee@statslab.cam.ac.uk
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 23:41:12 +0100 (BST)

On 12 Apr 1999, Douglas Bates wrote:

> I would agree that:
>  - it is reasonable to increase the default vsize and nsize
>  - the default sizes should probably be architecture dependent
>  - If possible, the default sizes should also be picked up from
>    ${HOME}/.Renviron.  For example, look for R_VSIZE and R_NSIZE
>    environment variables and use them
> I think that 16M for vsize and 800k for nsize could be good global
> defaults on many architectures.

If the environment variables where used (best solution), wouldn't it be
better to tell people in the memory exhaustion at startup warning message
that this option existed.  Rather than defaulting to a potentially
wasteful use of memory. 


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