learning dragonfly or C...

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Thu Nov 11 20:36:41 PST 2004

On Friday, 12. November 2004 01:28, Jonas Sundström wrote:
> One part of programming that could use a lot more effort is writing
> readable code, so that it actually makes sense to someone not familiar
> with it. (Or one self, a week later.) Choosing descriptive names for
> variables as opposed to names 1 or 2 chars long does a lot for
> readability. (Not meant as criticism of any code shared here.)

new non-random link:
<http://mindprod.com/unmain.html> good stuff, take it with a grain of salt

> BTW, do long/short variable names matter at all for performance in C
> and C++? And what about function- and class method names?

not for execution speed, a little bit for parsing speed (longer files), 
nothing more, i'd say. oh yes: for typing. ATemporaryIntegerValue vs t...

maybe the linker needs more time to fix up references to functions with long 
names, but that's really negligible.


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