learning dragonfly or C...

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Fri Nov 12 09:06:26 PST 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 01:28:46AM +0100, Jonas Sundstr?m wrote:
> BTW, do long/short variable names matter at all for performance in C 
> and C++? And what about function- and class method names?

For dynamic libraries, yes. The overhead for loading a dynamic object
depends on the length of the loaded symbols, because it has to compare
the string length. Now consider that e.g. C++ mangles namespace(s), class
name(s), function name into one large symbol, it can be as large as 1000
characters and more.


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