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Re: Switching to C++ by default in 4.8

On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 06:03 +0800, Chiheng Xu wrote:
> >
> Sorry,  I don't know what is the benefit of const ivars.

I didn't say there's a benefit of using const ivars in this hypothetical
case.  It's just another possible option of doing certain things.

> But if you use "tree->code" instead of "tree->code()", the compiler
> know very well whether you intend to read or write a piece of memory.
> The const-ness is clear. I doubt how the compiler optimizer can
> further optimize it.

I didn't say that either...

> By saying "efficient", I probably mean compile time is reduced( macro
> expansion + optimizing, or inlining + optimizing, are avoided).
> I also probably mean reduced .h file size( the definitions of accessor
> macros and C++ getter/setter inline methods, are avoided).

...then probably I wasn't aware of the fact that this is about
optimizing for compile time.  If that's the case, maybe the topic of the
thread should be changed to avoid further confusion.


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