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kkowalczyk at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 12:17:26 PDT 2007
On 9/24/07, Jeff Muizelaar <jeff at infidigm.net> wrote:
> One of the reasons a lot of the warnings were kept is too keep the
> source code closer to the xpdf upstream to make merging easier. I
> haven't looked over these commits thoroughly yet to see how invasive
> they are, but keep that in mind when changing code that isn't specific
> to poppler.
I understand the need to keep the code unchanged to make merges easier.
On the downside, it does preclude making meaningful improvements to the code.
To give a few examples I noticed so far:
1. In a lot of places GooString is dynamically allocated even though
it could be placed on stack, which could save a malloc() a delete and
reduce runtime memory usage.
2. In a lot of places if (foo) gfree(foo) and if (foo) delete foo is
used, even though just gfree(foo) and delete foo works just fine and
is less code.
3. Speed could probably be improved if SplashBitmap was restructured
to avoid switch(mode) in every getPixel() call (e.g. by splitting into
a base class and making each variant derive with virtual getPixel()).
4. Based on my profiling, a speed could be improved a lot if
lexing/parsing was restructured to not allocate so many temporary
objects. But that would impact a lot of code.
So how do you decide whether to make a given change or not?
How about I'll try to keep changes in master to non-invasive changes
and do bigger improvements on a branch and you can decide if you want
to merge them or not?
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