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From: Simonson, Lucanus J (lucanus.j.simonson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-22 15:49:41

John Moeller wrote:
>One more thing. The argument is passed by value, which is ok for
>Will all those potentially excess temporaries be an issue for larger
>Perhaps the argument type of result() should be wrapped so that it's a
>reference if it's larger than a pointer.

It may be best to simply pass all arguments types by const reference in
this instance. When instantiated then inlined the function call
overhead related to making temp-copy of the argument doesn't need to be
stripped away by the compiler during subsequent optimization, which can
make it easier for the compiler to identify that it is a good idea to
inline the function in the first place. There is no real draw back to
passing a built in type by const reference, particularly if your
intention is for the compiler to inline the function anyway.


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