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The performance cost of using exceptions?
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Date: 2000-05-14 (21:17)
From: Daniel Ortmann <ortmann@v...>
Subject: The performance cost of using exceptions?
Are programs written to make heavy use of exceptions going to be markedly
slower than programs written more traditionally with loops/ifs, etc?

(My uninformed mental picture of exception is that they would use some type of
underlying setjump/longjump overhead.)

Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.

Daniel Ortmann, IBM Circuit Technology, Rochester, MN 55901-7829
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