Covariant overrides on the Buffer Hierachy
joe.darcy at oracle.com
Fri May 2 16:13:07 UTC 2014
On 5/2/2014 9:10 AM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
> Am 01.05.2014 02:20, schrieb Joe Darcy:
>> I'm reminded of Professor Knuth's observation that "Premature
>> optimization is the root of all evil."
>> If from an API perspective the new code is preferable, I would say
>> that should take precedence over an at most marginal performance
> I guess you meant: ... marginal performance _gain_.
No, I actually meant degradation.
If the new API is easier to use, captures more type information, etc.,
in my estimation that is more important than a whisker thin performance
penalty in an area that is not performance critical.
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