Was it Michael Jackson (no, not that one!) who said
"There are two rules of optimisation...
a) don't do it
b) don't do it yet"
However, take a look at this month's Communications of the ACM - the main topic is "Program Compaction" with five articles on just this topic - compression for size and compression for speed.
The Guest editors in their introduction say "Component-based object-oriented programming focuses on handling the complexity of large applications... not to produce efficient applications. And that's the way we want it to be... But is this really the case today? For those working in the embedded domain the answer is often a firm `No'".
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||