pairs from a list

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at
Tue Jan 22 19:55:55 CET 2008

On Jan 22, 6:34 pm, Paddy <paddy3... at> wrote:
> Hi George,
> You need to 'get it right' first. Micro optimizations for speed
> without thought of the wider context is a bad habit to form and a time
> waster.
> If the routine is all that needs to be delivered and it does not
> perform at an acceptable speed then find out what is acceptable and
> optimise towards that goal. My questions were set to get posters to
> think more about the need for speed optimizations and where they
> should be applied, (if at all).
> A bit of forethought might justify leaving the routine alone, or
> optimising for readability instead.

But it's fun!

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