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Improve compile times with forward declarations

, 2 Mar 2010 CPOL
Header files often #include lots of other headers because other classes are being referenced. These chained includes force the compiler to repeatedly load and precompile long lists of headers over and over again. Thanks to #pragma directives or #ifdef guards this is a rather cheap operation,...

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