What speed advantage comes from a private handler?

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Tue Nov 8 20:53:04 EST 2016

> On 9 Nov. 2016, at 12:44 pm, Phil Davis <revdev at pdslabs.net> wrote:
> function app_helperAppPath pAppName
>    dispatch function ( "_helperAppPath_" & the platform ) to me with pAppName
>    return the result
> end app_helperAppPath
> function _helperAppPath_MacOS pAppName
>    -- Mac-specific app path discovery code
> end _helperAppPath_MacOS
> function _helperAppPath_Win32 pAppName
>    -- Windows-specific app path discovery code
> end _helperAppPath_Win32

Hmm… I guess that is a use case where support for private handlers in dispatch would be helpful. I’d probably need to see an example that could be so easily refactored away with a control structure to be sure on that though.

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