[development] performance foo

Chris Johnson chris at tinpixel.com
Wed Dec 14 21:34:59 UTC 2005

Moshe Weitzman wrote:
> Neil Drumm wrote:

>> Why do we even need these one-line functions? Can't the calling code 
>> just do the casting?
> not always. there are contexts in which function is legal but a cast is 
> not. if anyone tries to change all the calls to these objects they will 
> run into this.

Hmm.  That certainly could be, although I am unable to imagine such an 
instance.  In my quick grep through the repositories, I'm not seeing any that 
cannot be changed.

Can you give an example where a cast could not be used?


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