Qt Creator : RAM consumption too much ?



  • Im comparing the RAM consumption of QT Creator vs Atom, and Im astound of how much more RAM QT Creator consumes compared to Atom, when the source tree is indexed (since both of them index). The difference is of a factor of 10. If Atom consumes 200MB, QT Creator will consume 2GB. Should it be like this? Any tweaks on reducing this?



  • That is expected. Indexing in Creator means that a compiler runs over all your code and all the data that produces is retained for code completion, refactoring and navigation tasks. Atom does not do most of that stuff, so it needs way less data.

    That data is what makes Creator useful:-)



  • @hunger said in Qt Creator : RAM consumption too much ?:

    That is expected. Indexing in Creator means that a compiler runs over all your code and all the data that produces is retained for code completion, refactoring and navigation tasks. Atom does not do most of that stuff, so it needs way less data.

    That data is what makes Creator useful:-)

    Ok, I just checked: For the current project (C++)
    qtcreator 1.3GB, and if it runs longer it comes to 4,1GB ...

    • Atom Code Completion added some 100MB (to the current 200MB, so all together 300MB).
    • Recatoring offers many functions, but I hardly use them (Maybe I should ?!?).
    • Navigation tasks is useful, yes. But 1-3 GB (3-10x) more than Atom ?

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