overloading efficiency

David Feuer [email protected]
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 03:29:19 -0500


I have read that using overloaded functions is expensive because
overloading is implemented by passing dictionaries around.  These
various sources seem to agree that this in necessary to allow separate
compilation.  I don't understand why this is...  Couldn't the functions
be specialized at link time?

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