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Efficient C++ Performance Programming Techniques by David Mayhew, Dov Bulka

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Key Points

  • Inlining is the replacement of a method call with the code for the method.

  • Inlining improves performance by removing call overhead and allowing cross-call optimizations to take place.

  • Inlining is primarily an execution-time optimization, though it can also result in smaller executable images as well.

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