Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Feb 2009 16:19 UTC, submitted by ShlomiFish
General Development There's a new essay called "Optimizing Code for Speed" available on Shlomi Fish's site. It covers the motivation, methods and terminology of optimizing code, and provides many links and examples to illustrate this important subject.
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RE: Excellent article
by johkra on Fri 13th Feb 2009 18:55 UTC in reply to "Excellent article"
johkra
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Seconded. Well worth a read and I've learned some new things, too.

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RE[2]: Excellent article
by Doc Pain on Sat 14th Feb 2009 21:05 in reply to "RE: Excellent article"
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2006-10-08

Let me join here. It was an interesting article, worth reading, and worth thinking about it (as the following comments show). I never thought that I would read something about optimization for speed - today, when computers have more and more power and nobody really seems to care for any kind of optimization, when "bloatware" is everywhere, making the most modern computer react as it was already 10 years old. Optimization is considered to be "outdated" by many "modern" programmers, I sometimes think. But it's basics. You should know about complexity classes, iterations (if you have to do them), memory consumption and COW. Thanks for putting such an article on OSNews.

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