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On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Rob Kendrick <> wrote:
> Have you actually benchmarked this?  The string will be folded into the
> constants table at compile time, and should take a similar amount of
> time to load from it as a numerical constant.  Additionally, string
> comparison for equality boils down to a single pointer compare, so is
> very quick; not to mention more readable.

I believe his problem is comparing the option string to a long list of
options a la [1].


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