glib dependancy in KDE3.x

Luis Pedro Coelho luis_pedro at
Fri Mar 7 18:33:23 GMT 2003

Le Vendredi 7 Mars 2003 19:27, Guillaume Laurent a écrit :
> On Friday 07 March 2003 19:15, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > Pointless use of virtual functions is of course wasteful.
> Last time I actually tried to measure how "wasteful" that was (repeated
> calls to a function doing a sqrt(), virtual or not), I had to raise the
> number of iterations to 1 million before there was any measurable
> difference (about 1 second out of 20 or so). That was on a P-III 600 MHz.
> 'virtual' overhead will be drowned in statistic noise as soon as your
> function is doing anything serious, like IO.

Not to mention that your comparison involved virtual vs non-virtual calling of 
the same function. 

If you want the same functionallaty of virtual functions, they will be at 
least as cheap as any other alternative you can think of (pointers to 
functions, jump tables, switches, nested ifs etc.)

Luis Pedro Coelho

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