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Re^2: var comparison

by nemesisgus (Acolyte)
on Sep 06, 2012 at 21:57 UTC ( #992191=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: var comparison
in thread var comparison

I'll remember that one!

Wow! I had never guessed how an apparently simple question would lead us to such a kind of deep thoughts.

You are right, of course. I have to confess myself too worried about efficiency at the expense of clarity very often.

Tip of the day: "clarity over efficiency". Or, at least, over small improvements in efficiency.


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Re^3: var comparison
by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor) on Sep 06, 2012 at 22:49 UTC

    Thanks.   (It makes me feel a wee bit younger.)

    Moore’s Law pretty much wiped-out any consideration of “efficiency” in my book, a couple of decades ago ... with the notable exception of the very valid edge-cases that my esteemed colleague, BrowserUK, routinely and legitimately encounters in his daily work.   Aside from such performance über alles edge-cases (and therefore, IMHO “as a general rule”), maintainability and simplicity trump just about every other imaginable concern in this business.   It is frankly, literally, true that ... “at 1 billion ops per second (give or take...) these days, no one can hear you scream.”

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