stylistic question -- optional return value

Frank Buss fb at frank-buss.de
Thu Aug 29 11:18:21 CEST 2002


Andrew Koenig <ark at research.att.com> wrote:

> On my machine, the following program takes 32.7 seconds:

Ok, this means one call takes 32.7 micro seconds (0.0000327 seconds), 
compared to 11.3 micro seconds. I think you should use the solution which 
is best to read for you, not the fastest solution. When your program is 
ready, you can tune it, if it's to slow or use
http://psyco.sourceforge.net/

My experience with other languages: Don't do performance tuning until you 
have profiled your program and found the hot spots, because often I was 
suprised, where the hot spots were.

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Frank Buß, fb at frank-buss.de
http://www.frank-buss.de, http://www.it4-systems.de



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