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Subject: Re: [boost] [optional] generates unnessesary code for trivial types
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-30 13:51:42

on Wed Jan 25 2012, "Simonson, Lucanus J" <> wrote:

> I don't personally think that the style of programming that optional
> is intended for is suitable for high performance/performance critical
> situations in the first place.

Why not? It seems like a great candidate for common compiler

> Pass by reference and return a bool for a conditional return value.
> Pass the bool and the object separately for a conditional argument.
> Pass or return a pointer and check if it is null. Yes, my advice
> really is to not use optional if you want performance.


> Even if we did everything you can think of to make optional fast you
> are still better off designing your interfaces in such a way that you
> don't need it if your goal is performance.

Why do you say that?

Dave Abrahams
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