Minty mintywalker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 11:11:51 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
> Yeah, that's right. But bear in mind - per Simon's test - that the
> difference is quickly swamped by the overhead of whatever else you're doing.

And extending the "optimise the most costly bit" theory for the other
parts of the overall system ... some might assert is often the human
brain of the person crafting the code that is the biggest bottleneck.
Much easier and cheaper to get a faster CPU than a faster human brain.
 Ditto doubling capacity.

Less code, simpler logic, easier to read, less (scope for) bugs, less
"interupts" on the meatware brain bus.

btw ... is there an equivalently fabulous updated version of this btw:

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