[erlang-questions] Re: [erlang-bugs] Re: [erlang-questions] wx fails to build on Snow Leopard

Masklinn masklinn@REDACTED
Mon Sep 7 16:05:22 CEST 2009

On 7 Sep 2009, at 15:54 , Steve Vinoski wrote:
On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 5:55 AM, Jayson Vantuyl <kagato@REDACTED> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 5:10 PM, Steve Vinoski<vinoski@REDACTED>  
>> wrote:
>>>>> What was "quite a while"? 10 minutes? 30 minutes?
>>>> A small aside.  You should really leave compilations like this  
>>>> for an
>> hour before giving up (and watch the memory usage in the  
>> meantime).  If it's
>> taking up CPU, it's probably just pathological compilation behavior.
> No need to lecture. Anytime I hear my laptop fans kick into high  
> gear and
> run that way for more than 5 minutes, I hunt down the source of the  
> issue
> and make it stop. Let it run for an hour? No thanks. I have no  
> interest in
> potentially overheating my laptop and unnecessarily shortening its  
> lifespan
> trying to compile something like this.

Any modern CPU (especially in laptops) has built-in temperature  
management and overheating protection, unless your laptop has pretty  
severe hardware defects there's no reason for it to overheat (let  
alone get a shortened lifespan out of that). In any correctly built  
laptop, the temperatures reached by the components will be well within  
the hardware's tolerances (though not your thighs's).

And re erlang compilation, though I have no doubt it's malfunctioning  
under SL, it used to take a good half hour to hour under leopard on a  
2GHz C2D macbook.

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