LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
Posted Feb 8, 2011 9:13 UTC (Tue) by mpr22
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A worst-case upper bound that will never be hit even by insane usage is of purely academic interest - particularly in this discussion, since the feature that permits the O(nn) worst case in C++ is also present in C.
Now, I'll happily admit that real-world incremental recompilation times are worse for C++ than C - but the worst-case upper bound is a red herring there.
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