Android Question Overhead of calling empty sub?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Troberg, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I'm making a profiling framework, which can be used to gather performance data of a running program.

    However, there will be some overhead in using it, so I enclose the methods in it in #If Debug, so it will only be included in debug builds, in release builds, the methods will just be empty stubs.

    Now, is there any significant performance overhead in calling an empty sub?

    I know, I could just use the #If Debug on the call instead, but I want to keep usage of the framework as simple as possible. I like to have lots of diagnostics code in my projects, but I don't want it to hog attention when reading code.

    Hmm, I just got an idea: Find some character, say "!", which can be used at the start of a line as a short from for #If Debug. In other words, these snippets would be identical:

    #If Debug
    #End If
    '...would be the same as:
    That would be neat.
  2. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    i dont think that you will feel any permomance loss
    Erel likes this.
  3. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I also doubt it, as long as it's sensibly used. If one tries to use it on the innermost level of a fast loop, then it might be noticeable.
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