stylistic question -- optional return value
roy at panix.com
Thu Aug 29 15:02:47 CEST 2002
Frank Buss <fb at frank-buss.de> wrote:
> 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.
This is good advice with any language, but I think it's especially good
advice in a very high level language like Python (and TCL, and I
suspect, C++/STL), where there's so much going on that isn't in lines of
code you wrote.
It's also virtually always true that the real way to speed up a program
is not code tweaking, but using better algorithms.
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