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Jim Lee jlee54 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 21:36:57 EDT 2018



On 07/05/18 18:14, Michael Torrie wrote:
> On 07/05/2018 11:47 AM, Calvin Spealman wrote:
>> That wasn't me, but I do agree with the sentiment in that its often silly
>> to focus on them at the wrong time and without constraints that warrant
>> that focus.
> Premature optimization is the root of all evil, the saying goes.  I see
> this kind of thing all the time on hobby programming forums for
> non-mainstream languages (as an example, FreeBASIC).  People are delving
> into assembler all the time for "speed" rather than thinking about their
> data structures and algorithms.  I'm not sure they even know where their
> programs are spending the majority of their execution time.

Yup.  Like any other skill, part of mastery is knowing *when* to use it 
as well as *how*.

-Jim



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