On 1/12/07, Timothy Hochberg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 1/12/07, Torgil Svensson email@example.com wrote:
On 1/12/07, Timothy Hochberg firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: [CHOP]
the core. I'm sure it's less efficient, but you shouldn't need to parse
data structure information very often.
I believe that'll be more common than you think; for example dynamically creating/combining/slicing recarrays with various data.
I was unclear here. I didn't mean like that it would be infrequent in "once a month" sense. I meant that you would only need to look at the data structure information once per set of data that you are accessing and that you would typically extract many chunks of data from each set, so the amortized cost of parsing the data structure would be small.
That's correct, it's not a performance issue as I can see it.