A quick graphical view of how the framework measures up.
This graph shows the number of methods of any given allocation complexity on a logarithmic scale. This allocation complexity is discussed in more detail in performance quiz #12 and this summary of my CMG talk on performance signatures.
Remember this is just a rough number, imperfect in many ways, it's only interesting to give you a general feeling about where particular methods are in the food-chain. It's useful as a planning tool but not a replacement for actual measurement. And despite the fact that I think this metric has several flaws, which I'll be discussing them in coming postings, even this feeble metric is actually useful -- an amazing result in an of itself.