Firefox is a PIG on memory var: Respectful critic - thanks.

N Chosechu chosechu at
Tue Oct 25 16:03:45 UTC 2005

On 10/25/05, Phillip Sc. Boegh <psb at> wrote:

> Do not make respectless critic like "Firefox is a PIG on memory"
> - you get all this work for free - how much do you think Internet Explorer
> would have costed if not netscape and mozilla-firefox have existed?
> If you cannot program as a developer then report any bugs gently and with
> respect!

Take it easy! The fact that he can or cannot program Firefox himself does
make his remark less insightful. Maybe a little more tact would be
I understand that, but non-programmers have no less rights to criticize.

To answer a question asked earlier on this thread: valgrind is a great tool
to help you with leaks and other memory-related bugs like overflows (like
Purify but free). You may also want to have a look at electric-fence or

Hope it helps
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