4 Nov 2008 atai   » (Journeyer)

GObject considered harmful?

While the GObject system gives C programmers a powerful object model to build upon, C programs using the GObject has significant overhead, comparable to the virutal machines of languages like Java. So one may wonder if writing in C using GObject is really worth it, given the performance overhead and the manual labor needed (more than, say, C++ or Java) on the programmer's part for the boilerplate code?

Are there ways to dynamically optimize the GObject system at run time to reduce signal emission overhead?

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