Covariant overrides on the Buffer Hierachy

Joe Darcy joe.darcy at
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:
>> Hello,
>> 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 
>> degradation.
> 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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