Disabled flow step slow down the service performance


I want to track my modification in my flow service. When I modify my flow service, I disable the old flow step instead of delete it. Will it be slown the performance of the service?


yes according to webMethods Developer best practice guide, disabled flow steps still consume memory and cpu. Maybe using the comments section to note changes instead. Also maybe using a separate readme and versioning tool would be a good practice as well.

Thank you very much.
Could you tell me where I can find documment for webMethods Developer best practice guide?

I think that information is in the GEAR best practices information available on Advantage.


A question that pops into my mind: is the slowdown meaningful? In the scheme of things, probably not.

No probably not, but then again versioning and tracking changes via disabled flow steps probably not the best way to go either.