|HELP! Need ref's on OO vs. Execution efficiency. rfg@ics.UCI.EDU (Ron Guilmette) (1989-11-14)|
|From:||Ron Guilmette <rfg@ics.UCI.EDU>|
|Organization:||University of California, Irvine - Dept of ICS|
|Date:||14 Nov 89 00:37:32 GMT|
I have commited myself to writing a paper about the effect on
execution efficiency of using Object Oriented Languages (or
perhaps even an OO design approach).
I *must* have references, but there don't seem to be many in the
literature that I have seen so far. I guess that most OO oriented
people just assume that the benefits of OO far outweigh any possible
loss of efficiency (or that there is no significant loss).
(In fact I recall hearing one anecdote about how a C program was
converted to C++ and the speed *increased* !!)
Anyway, I'm in desparate need of a list of relevant references (which
I must have by Wed. night at the latest).
If you can help me, please E-mail your suggestions for references to:
[Meyer's book mentions something about the efficiency loss, but not in any
detail. In "classic" C++ I'd expect to find little or no loss since most
classes are bound at compile time. In general, I expect the OOP crowd would
say that measuring the efficiency loss is misleading or meaningless because
you don't generally write the same program that you would have before. -John]
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