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Paul J Collins sneakums at eircom.net
Mon Jul 31 18:12:00 PDT 2000

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Jennings <mej at valinux.com> writes:

    Michael> On Tuesday, 01 August 2000, at 01:39:32 (+0100),
    Michael> Paul J Collins wrote:

    >> Maybe the numbers are fast to parse, but the cpp overhead has
    >> to be factored in, too.

    Michael> The numbers thing was there before the cpp thing, IIRC.
    Michael> It was thought that the flexibility offered by cpp
    Michael> outweighed the slight speed hit, and since we were
    Michael> already going to pre-parse anyway, why pre-parse to text
    Michael> when you can pre-parse to numbers which parse faster?

You're not preparsing numbers, you're preparsing a textual
representation of numbers.  I feel you're not getting as much speed
through this obfuscation as you think you are.

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