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Re: [avr-gcc-list] AVR-GCC question

From: Daniel O'Connor
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] AVR-GCC question
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 09:40:48 +0930
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On Tue, 24 May 2005 02:27, Joerg Wunsch wrote:
> "E. Weddington" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >>It would be nice if some form of polymorphism happened that allowed
> >>the compiler/linker to automagically pick the right function to
> >>handle a given data type though.
> >
> > Sure, it's called C++. :-)
> And not so sure whether you'd really want to pay the penalty for it,
> as it causes code bloat (all routines must be able to handle all
> memory regions, even though some of them perhaps aren't used in all of
> the functions), as well as increased execution time (late binding
> model, aka. virtual method table).

You wouldn't necessarily need late binding - I think most cases would be 
satisifed with compile-time evaluation of the pointer type.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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