Whenever [specially the electron] people talk about "unused ram is wasted ram"
It's already the OS's job to manage system ram, not your program
Stop assuming your program is the only thing running, yes the machine has 16GB of ram, which should let it run many more programs at once, not two or three bloated program
If you are going to use resources, it has to be for something useful like actually intensive work, not just for backing your badly made framework that is idling most of the time
@Waces my OS's response to this whole mess has been "fuck it, we're going to use a stupidly efficient compression algorithm on half your RAM" and it's kinda admirable in its own way
@Waces I not fully getting what you are saying, but you could use docker to avoid sharing libraries. This improves ram utilization quite a bit /s
@Waces i have all this space in my bedroom, and it's wasteful for any single piece of furniture to not utilize 100% of it
@Waces YEAHHH my old software house colleagues thought that way
"computers are getting more powerful, THEREFORE we don't need to care about optimisation"
It's as if that entire set of people only care that it runs. Not that it runs *well*. I feel they'd never get their foot in the door for making software that seriously mattered..
@Waces that saying "unused ram is wasted ram" only really applies on servers where they're doing the same kinds of workloads all day
a desktop computer switches tasks all the time and needs to have capacity for whatever the user feels like doing, and kernels these days are smart enough to use free memory as disk cache to speed up IO anyways
why can't webshits stop being so stupid?
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