[Python-Dev] Complexity documentation request

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Mar 12 00:56:28 CET 2008


"Martin v. Löwis" writes:

 > Premature optimization is the root of all evil.

Actually, Knuth's bon mot was "Premature optimization is the root of
all error."

Which is probably worse; it leaves the perpetrator the excuse "but I
was only trying to help!"  While we all know what to do to evildoers,
it's hard to punish those who deliberately invite Murphy's attention
as severely as they deserve.<wink>



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