[Mono-devel-list] Re: System.Reflection Performance

Gaute B Strokkenes biggaute at uwc.net
Sun Jan 4 02:00:22 EST 2004

On 2 jan 2004, bmaurer at users.sourceforge.net wrote:

> For example, in the string case, under the hood, the .Length == 0
> translates to:
> string->Length == 0
> however, string == "" translates to:
> String.Equals (string, "");
> Thats pretty much a no brainer.

How come the compiler does not do this, then?  I mean, String is a
sealed class.  If this case is actually sufficiently common to be
worth looking for when a method is slow, then it sounds like MCS
should be doing it.

Is there some underlying reason why this a priori very simple
optimisation has not been implemented, or is there some deeper reason?

Gaute Strokkenes                        http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~gs234/
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