Re: Help (again)

From: George (greerga@CIRCLEMUD.ORG)
Date: 05/02/98

On Fri, 1 May 1998, Mark A. Heilpern wrote:

>At 09:52 PM 4/30/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>C advantage: cleaner interface, easier to understand
>>  disadvantage: slower, doesn't allow transparent snprintf and immediate
>>        detection (and prevention) of overruns.
>>C++, reverse those above.
>Are you saying C++ is faster than C in all cases or only in this
>application? (Hopefully you are saying it for some application-
>specific reason, because generally speaking, C++ produces
>larger and slower code, particularly when the nicer features
>such as templates or exception handling are used.)

The C++ version is faster because it passes around a 'Buffer' object.  The
C version has to return a standard 'char *' to be compatible.  Thus, on all
of the release_buffer() calls, the 'char *' has to be looked up in a table.

And I don't use templates or exception handling. (Exception handling is
very bad to use when you have mixed C and C++.)

George Greer  -   | Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity | is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

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