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Re: Visiting your cake and eating it too (was Stupid Questio

Re:  Visiting your cake and eating it too (was Stupid   Questio
At 00:27 07/03/2002 +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>Efficiency comes from choosing the right algorithm above all.

Here we disagree. Developers who focus on efficiency above all else get
into trouble. Make it work - then worry about making it efficient, is my

I cannot explain why but doing it this way round, time and again, has
saved my bacon. Efficiencies have a way of just dropping out of
cleanly decoupled systems. It seems it is always possible to
splice in "smarts" to make things go faster - often automatically
e.g. optimizers, caches of various kinds.  There is some sort of Zen
like universal law at work there.

Processing efficiency is like enlightenment. The more you struggle
to attain it, the longer it takes to achieve.




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