Space and Time-Efficient Memory Layout for Multiple Inheritance

@inproceedings{Sweeney1999SpaceAT,
  title={Space and Time-Efficient Memory Layout for Multiple Inheritance},
  author={Peter F. Sweeney and Joseph Gil},
  booktitle={OOPSLA},
  year={1999}
}
Traditional implementations of multiple inheritance bring about not only an overhead in terms of run-time but also a significant increase in object space. For example, the number of compiler-generated fields in a certain object can be as large as quadratic in the number of its subobjects. The problem of efficient object layout is compounded by the need to support two different semantics of multiple inheritance: shared, in which a base class inherited along distinct paths occurs only once in the… CONTINUE READING
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