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On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 12:02:36AM +0100, David Given wrote:
> It uses exceptions extensively in order to communicate error states. Yes, 
> they're not cheap in terms of code size, but used properly they can *vastly* 
> simplify your logic flow. Another thing I was doing was never dynamically 
> allocating anything if I could possibly help it; I think I use the new 
> operator once in the entire program. (Although I do use STL containers quite 
> a lot.) Since C++ exceptions call destructors, this means that all my memory 
> allocation problems basically go away.

Turning off exceptions cut a 7 meg program down to 5 megs with g++, and a
4 meg program down to ~3.5 with VC.  (Numbers aren't exact--tests were over
a year ago--but the order of magnitude is correct.)  That's just too much,
in my opinion.  I'm developing for memory-limited environments (not 128k
embedded, but not half-gig-desktop, either: two megs matters), which influences
my outlook, but I wouldn't enjoy all code on my workstation being 20% bigger,

Glenn Maynard