[MUD-Dev] Naming and Directories?

Chris Gray cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
Tue Mar 16 23:11:32 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


[Mark Gritter:]

 >Hmm... this seems unnecessary.  Wouldn't strcmp() quit as soon as there
 >was a difference in the strings anyway?  You'd only be saving the
 >function call overhead, which could be eliminated by inlining.

Most compiler systems can only inline functions that they have the
source to. So, that would work if you wrote your own strcmp(), but not
with the (possibly highly optimized) system one. I've used the trick
of doing a one-char check before calling a function, and it provided a
very noticeable benefit (it wasn't in a MUD, and it was quite a few
years ago, however).

--
Don't design inefficiency in - it'll happen in the implementation.

Chris Gray     cg at ami-cg.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA
               http://www.GraySage.Edmonton.AB.CA/cg/


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