Benefits of inline functions

This tip submitted by Ali Nawkhas Murad on 2012-02-02 21:57:11. It has been viewed 18645 times.
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In hard real time systems, the most important factor is execution time of codes. So when you call functions especially in loops you loss a time for calling a function and return from it. To avoid this lose of time (no need for function call mechanism) put inline keyword in front of a function declaration as shown below:

inline double cube( double x) 
    return x*x*x;

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