On macro vs. function (was Re: [xml] XPath extension API)
- From: "Peter Jacobi" <pj walter-graphtek com>
- To: veillard redhat com
- Cc: xml gnome org
- Subject: On macro vs. function (was Re: [xml] XPath extension API)
- Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 10:33:50 +0200
Hi Daniel, All,
This is what I'm doing for EXSLT. Code is easier to read and functions
are easier to reuse.
Only drawback it make more function calls ... on the other hand it will
probably make the code more compact, being nicer on the cache probably
compensates the effect. And maintenance will be easier. Okay go for it !
My timings on various Intel boxes (Watcom compiler) show the function
call overhead to be 6 to 7 cycles, 30ns on the slowest box. And I had to
disable automatic inlining of short functions to see a difference at all.
(Processors without branch prediction or compilers without register
argument passing may give significantly worse results)
So I would vote against the use of macros for everything which is not
called at least once per character.
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