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Write Great Code, Volume 2 by Randall Hyde

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Chapter 12. Record Union, and Class Data Types

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Records, unions, and classes are popular composite data types found in many modern programming languages. Incorrectly used, these data types can have a very negative impact on the performance of your software. Correctly used, they can actually improve the performance of your applications (compared with using alternative data structures). In this chapter we will explore the implementation of these data types so that you can understand how to use them to maximize the efficiency of your programs and make the most of these data structures. The topics this chapter covers include:

  • Definitions for the record, ...

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