On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:03:23PM +1000, Rukh wrote: > Actually, there wouldn't be any real performance penalty, because these > embrionic states are in effect only a tree sorted list of one shot rules. oh yes, and the lookup is absolutely for free, sure. > And if you don't like using embrionic states, then you would have an empty > embrionic state tree and it would then only require one extra pointer > comparison (and seeing that it's NULL), before moving on to evaluating the > rule set. yes. extra cost. a little extra cost here, a little extra cost there, summarized is more than just a little extra cost.
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