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Subject: Re: C and C++ --- NPS

Author: David Rasmussen

Date: 10:54:37 12/25/02

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On December 24, 2002 at 13:37:36, Matt Taylor wrote:

>One of the weaknesses of C/C++ compilers in general is that the compiler can
>only inline what it sees. It is interesting that, in VC 7, the linker can do
>inlining. I was very pleased when I read that because it means I can practice
>good design without having to expose unnecessary portions of my code for inline

That is not a weakness of the language but of the implementations. But, sure, a
lot of implementations aren't very clever about this and other things that can
be optimized. I think it is a question of time. In time, implementations will be
have matured enough to handle this and other problems. Very good (and very
expensive or unavailable) implementations already exists that can do what you
want and much more. The other side of the coin is that the implementations of
other languages (C for example) aren't better at this than C++ implementations,
in general.


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