[Mono-devel-list] [PATCH] Reworked unified Locale classes

Ben Maurer bmaurer at ximian.com
Thu Jun 16 13:10:45 EDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 11:04 -0600, Peter Dennis Bartok wrote:
> >Benchmarks really don't matter here I think. The *only* reason people
> >would use the Locale class is when an exception gets thrown and we need
> >to get the error message. Since an exception is 1) exceptional and 2)
> >already slow, not too much harm in slowing it down more :-).
> Ben, you are not correct. In MWF, the Locale class is used for getting 
> localized text for buttons in dialogs, for retrieving built-in images (for 
> dialogs), icons and cursors, and to retrieve the category and description 
> for viewing properties in propertygrid. Those are not in the main code path 
> and don't demand ultra-high speed, but performance does matter a bit

Ah, good point. Luckily, both code paths wouldn't be slow in MWF land
(where speed is measured by the user, not a benchmark). Not to mention
that the code only showed up in corlib. (it is in an ifdef). But it is
good to keep that in mind.

Anyways, I am sure that localization is going to incur some overhead for
non-english cultures. For english, we should strive to make the overhead
near 0.

-- Ben

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