Re: SBuf review at r9370

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:38:35 -0700

On 02/26/2009 08:46 PM, Amos Jeffries wrote:
> Kinkie wrote:
>>> * Please use .length() everywhere you can. Do not mix .len_ and
>>> .length().
>> Ok, checked.
>> I've left len_ where it's being assigned to another object's len_ or
>> in very low-level stuff (e.g. object dumping, stuff doing pointer
>> maths).
> Um, IMO its better to be liberal with length() and very,very
> conservative with len_.
> Dumping stuff and pointer maths particularly is one place its often
> better/safer to use "const length() const" instead of len_, unless the
> math is actually intended to change len_.
Yeah. For zero-overhead wrapper methods like length(), the rule of thumb
is very simple: use the wrapper method unless you modify the data member
(or take its address).


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