Covariant overrides on the Buffer Hierachy

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Mon May 5 10:03:00 UTC 2014

Am 02.05.2014 18:13, schrieb Joe Darcy:
> On 5/2/2014 9:10 AM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
>> Am 01.05.2014 02:20, schrieb Joe Darcy:
>>> 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.

Hi Joe,

Ok I see, I have stumbled over the semantical grammar of your sentence. English is not my mother 
tongue. You set the benefit and the disadvantage of 1 approach in concurrence.

I have read the concurrence of 2 possible benefits of the 2 possible approaches:
- better API
- better performance

Thanks, Ulf

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