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Re: Re: best practice

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Aug 27, 2001 at 19:59 UTC ( #108158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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To harp on something here ... 99% of the time optimizations are done, it's usually a case of premature optimization.

The basic rule of thumb is that if you cannot back up your desire to optimize with hard data, then DON'T! You will make your code completely unmanageable, usually for only a few micro-seconds of gain - completely unnoticeable to the user.

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Re: Re: Re: best practice
by hsmyers (Canon) on Aug 27, 2001 at 22:03 UTC
    Clearly your mileage may vary, but the difference between inner loops written in 'C' or higher compared to assembler (and optimized assembler at that) is way significant if you are talking about number crunching. Typically I sin in such a fashion when I'm generating fractals and such like. Being greedy, I will use any trick I can in order to bitblit a little faster!


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