Perhaps it suggests that as processors approach quantum levels of computing, that chaos theory starts to come into
I don't think you mean what you just said. One outstanding
property of quantum level physics is that things are no
longer deterministic. In chaos theory, everything is still
very deterministic. It's just that very tiny disturbences
is the start configuration can lead to very different outcomes.
But each input leads to a very determined outcome, and repeatedly
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.
That depends. If you write a program that calculates how much
flap an airplane should have during the landing, and your
write the program in 8 hours, but the resulting program takes
15 minutes to calculate the flap output than that's not
optimized. Programmer time and run time are trade-offs, and
the best trade-off isn't always "minimize programmer time".
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