From: Dom Lachowicz (domlachowicz_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 14:31:30 EST
> What worries me a bit is that I just now (only a few
> minutes ago) checked
> what kind of code GCC generates for template
> functions, and I must say what
> I found will probably haunt me in my dreams tonight.
> No matter what
> combination of flags I gave the compiler could it
> seemingly produce anything
> that even reminded of sensible, inlined code. More
> on this below.
> It theoretically could have been me not throwing
> enough flags at GCC (but
> at -O3 I don't think I should have to), but the code
> generated was ... If I
> try to be polite I could define it as "suboptimal".
G++ is notorious for producing "sub optimal" template
code in some shape or form. However, things do "just
work" from a consumer's POV, and correctness is what
matters most here. Speed is a distant second, and any
musing about that now is nothing more than premature
optimization (thx, Herb Brooks).
Just out of curiousity, what version of G++ were you
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