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C# Attribute Overhead


Besides some initial startup overhead (possibly), i assume there is no
runtime overhead on
functions which have attributes associated with them ?
(i.e. the function itself or no other code is reading the attributes)

void myfunction()

Feb 7 '06 #1
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It really depends on the attribute; for your own bespoke attributes (read
via reflection) you should be OK - however many framework attributes (read
by the runtime itself) can change things at either JIT-time or runtime:
[NoInlining] for instance will force an extra call-stack step, potentially
reducing performance; there are others that perform permissions (demand)
checks, security checks, offer transaction support, etc...

Were there any specific ones you were interested in? (although MSDN/MSDN2
will cover all the framework ones)

Feb 7 '06 #2

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