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On Fri Jan 30 2009 at 13:17:42 -0500, Allen Briggs wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 07:45:32PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> > If you can't construct a micro test case showing your inline makes
> > any difference, nevermind a real world scenario, what's the benefit?
> There are benefits to clarity and type-checking in at least some of the
> cases Thor mentions.
> The problem with a "micro test case" or even a "real world scenario"
> kind of metric is that the benefit (or cost) may depend heavily on
> the hardware.
> In general, I think Thor's "rule of the thumb" is reasonable. As a
> rule of thumb. I can't imagine that he (or anyone else) would argue
> that it should be a hard and fast globally-applied rule.
The problem with a "rule of thumb" is that it might make things worse in
all cases. At least in a measured case you have *some* scenario where
it's benefitial (for whatever that might *not* be worth).
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