Category : C Source Code
Archive   : BCPPTECH.ZIP
Filename : TI721.ASC

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PRODUCT : Borland C++ NUMBER : 721
DATE : February 25, 1992 PAGE : 1/1

TITLE : Biggest Source File that BC++ Can Compile?

There's no easy measure of the size of a file that can be
compiled by BC++; it's more a function of complexity: large
switch statements, deeply nested ors, ifs, whiles, etc. take
up more memory.

So if you're running out of memory in a compile, simplify. And
compilation is basically done function by function, so shorter
files won't help much. It's the complexity within a function
that will make the compiler hit its limits.

If you are developing Windows applications, there are lots of
ways to make your 'winproc' smaller. One of the best is to
ignore the usual programming conventions that have grown up
around windows and do it right. For a small example of that
sort of thing, take a look at the TODO demo that comes with BC.
There are no deeply nested switch statements; not only does
this effectively solve the problem but it has the added effect
of making code readable.

  3 Responses to “Category : C Source Code
Archive   : BCPPTECH.ZIP
Filename : TI721.ASC

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