Perhaps it suggests that as processors approach quantum levels of computing, that chaos theory starts to come into play. Right now, things are very predictable, except for the tiny points that they're not. In 10 years, who knows?
in reply to Optimizing into the Weird Zone
I agree with the other respondents - optimize for the programmer, not the compiler. If I can get in, do my thing, and get out in under 8 hours, and be guaranteed there's no action at a distance ... that's optimized. Anything less is poor.
We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.
The idea is a little like C++ templates, except not quite so brain-meltingly complicated. -- TheDamian, Exegesis 6
Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.