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C++ Coroutines Do Not Spark Joy

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Excerpt from the post: C++20 added minimal support for coroutines. I think they’re done in a way that really doesn’t fit into C++, mostly because they don’t follow the zero-overhead principle. Calling a coroutine can be very expensive (requiring calls to new() and delete()) in a way that’s not entirely under your control, and they’re designed to make it extra hard for you to control how expensive they are. I think they were inspired by C# coroutines, and the design does fit into C# much better. But in C++ I don’t know who they are for, or who asked for this…

Posted by NaN_Loss 29 days ago

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