[Proj] Re: NAD problems on OSX 10.5 Leopard

Norman Vine nhv at cape.com
Fri Jan 18 08:35:52 EST 2008

Ed McNierney writes:
> I think I'd want to remember that "premature optimization" 
> really reminds us to "make it work correctly, THEN make it 
> work quickly"!  This is related to the observation that any 
> code can be made to execute arbitrarily quickly as long as it 
> is not required to produce the right answer.

A modern take 

The Fallacy of Premature Optimization

by Randall Hyde

Every programmer with a few years' experience or education has 
heard the phrase "premature optimization is the root of all evil." 
This famous quote by Sir Tony Hoare (popularized by Donald Knuth)




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