Re: [dev] a suckless computer algebra system

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:18:09 -0500

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 01:53:47PM +0000, David Tweed wrote:
>As for the code "quality", I can see the code driving certain people
>on this list mad because it deliberately doesn't compute things in the
>simplest way and fewest lines in order to do things like acheive close
>to optimal cache blocking on modern multicore machines. A comparison
>of how much performance can vary depending on how it's coded can be
>glimpsed in the graphs in this paper:

If the programmer can simulate a construct faster than a compiler can
implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it
        --Guy Steele

Kris Maglione
The object-oriented model makes it easy to build up programs by
accretion.  What this often means, in practice, is that it provides a
structured way to write spaghetti code.
	--Paul Graham
Received on Fri Nov 20 2009 - 16:18:09 UTC

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