[jdom-interest] Recycling jdom elements ?

Paul Libbrecht paul at activemath.org
Mon Sep 5 00:47:31 PDT 2005


My little experience:
Since I introduced jdom parsing, xpath evaluation, modification, and 
output in my process (which was purely text based originally, 
processing fine thousands of text snippets), I am starting to get 
OutOfMemoryErrors... This is all running inside Ant itself inside jEdit 
and, in there, I am able to invoke System.gc() by a click. I am able to 
avoid the OutOfMemoryError by doing enough of these clicks (a bit 
sporty sometimes).

I will call System.gc() programmatically later... but in the meantime, 
I realize that it would be very meaningful to recycle JDOM elements 
(and, in particular, lists in them) instead of garbage-collecting them.

Has anyone made modifications to JDOM's code for this ?



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