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Re: Bell Labs or Microsoft security?
- From: E.B. Dreger
- Date: Wed Jan 29 12:28:16 2003
RAS> Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:18:45 -0500
RAS> From: Richard A Steenbergen
RAS> Possibly that bounds checking is an incredible cpu suck,
If you check before each byte. Checking for sufficient space
first ("is there room for a 245-byte string?") is much faster.
Besides, looking at all the bloated code using indirect function
calls[*] and crappy code using poor algorithms... is speed really
[*] Try profiling indirect function calls on x86, especially
newer cores. Such instructions carry a stiff penalty... but
there's no shortage of virtual functions in certain software.
(Think: OWL and MFC libraries.)
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