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Overhaul GameObject API #510

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ilexp opened this Issue Mar 16, 2017 · 1 comment

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ilexp commented Mar 16, 2017

Summary

The public GameObject API carries some methods that are almost never used, perform poorly, or provide questionable functionality - such as finding child objects by name. Investigate potential improvements as part of the v3.0 milestone.

Analysis

  • Improve performance
    • Where possible, replace iterators with more efficient means of enumerating objects.
    • Introduce shortcuts and exploit internal field access where opportunity arises, if that would be more efficient.
  • Remove questionable API
    • Consider removing find-by-name functionality.
    • Consider removing IterateXY functionality and instead provide more efficient Get/Children/Deep methods. Provide the option to retrieve these objects sorted by exec order, internally exploiting knowledge about pre-sorted lists to improve efficiency.
    • Investigate other questionable functionality or API.
  • Streamline existing functionality
    • To be investigated as well.

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ilexp commented Mar 26, 2017

Done.

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