Dima Pasechnik writes in his e-mail message of 1993/08/24
Let me suggest the memory control to be implemented in future versions,
to avoid those problems. I'd guess it wouldn't affect the speed.
I never tried it, but I think that it would indeed affect the
performance. It would mean (at least) one more increment/decrement and
test of a global variable in 'EvFuncCall', and this function is already a
series bottleneck for many computations.
I'd give it less than 0.1% of the speed anyway. Indeed, each memory allocation
in the interpreted languages (say, Basic, or GAP) takes hundreds of commands.
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