On Fri, Nov 10, 2006, Dr. Stephen Henson wrote:

> OK, looks like inline calls is the way to go. Those at least have some
> advantages over the existing stuff.

For gcc (4.0, 4.2 at least on X86) it looks like it will translate equivalent
(at a machine level) function calls into a single jump instruction with -O3

In the inline case will optimize away the call entirely so that a call to
sk_X509_new_null() ends up outputting identical code to sk_new_null().

It will not do the same for function pointers however so passing
sk_X509_new_null() as an fp doesn't end up passing sk_new_null().

So it seems that at least on these platforms doing the "right thing" will have
minimal overhead.

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