Re: [dwm] improve

From: Jack J. Woehr <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 08:46:16 -0600

On Sep 7, 2006, at 4:13 AM, Sander van Dijk wrote:

> Optimization is far overrated,

About a decade ago I was working with a really good older programmer
named Frank on a huge realtime system he'd been coding for 18 years.

One of our junior programmers who was helping him proudly optimized a

Frank looked at the code change and said, "Great! Now if the system is
running 24 hours a day, you'll save about one second a year in execution
time. How long did it take you to code that?"

Jack J. Woehr
Director of Development
Absolute Performance, Inc.
303-443-7000 ext. 527
Received on Thu Sep 07 2006 - 16:46:35 UTC

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