Re: Perfomance Considerations
Alexander Adam wrote:
What I am having is this -- I got a string start (type is wchar_t) and
the end of a string to compare. Now I've got around 500 words to
compare to and if matched, I want to get an unique integer for the
word. Currently this is done by filling up a std::map<wstring, int>
with all words and doing an: iterator it = my_map.find(wchar_t* value)
and return it->second if found, otherwise return 0. Now this routine
takes pretty much time and I was wondering whether doing a manual list
if (strncmp(...) == 0)
else if (strncmp(...) == 0)
would be faster / more efficient? I was also thinking about doing
i.e. first compaing the first char and then do some deeper evaluation
to avoid calling the strncmp subroutine but I doubt that this even
Any idea so far or any closer description required? Basically as said,
I am having a wchar_t* str_start and an wchar_t* str_end which I want
to compare to predefined words and match an unique integer code for
This looks like a clear case of Hoare's Dictum. Have you even
determined if this is your bottleneck? Have you looked into alternate
datastructures and algorithms? Is there a reason your're using strncmp
instead of wcsncmp (since you're dealing with wchar_t)? Why don't you
convert your wchar_t array to a wstring?
There's lots of stuff to be done up front before you worry about this
sort of micro-optimization.
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