• For sure it’s premature optimization, thus performance arguments are omitted.
  • Thus it’s a question of style.
    • memset
      • ensures whole struct is zeroed, however hides initialization of individual members (though they are usually meant to be initially zero)
    • memberwise
      • explicitly indicates what we are doing with the structure
      • prone to leaving out some members -> hard to hunt non-deterministic bugs
    • conclusion: