Re: [dwm] improve

From: Jack J. Woehr <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 10:50:34 -0600

On Sep 7, 2006, at 10:46 AM, Ville Koskinen wrote:

> I'd like to point out that although optimization is overrated, it is
> wise to create systems that are optimal or semi-optimal by design.
> Most often those solutions are also the shortest and most elegant
> ones.
> I wouldn't call that optimizing, because the verb "to optimize" tends
> to have a negative flavor in some sense, but it's a similar process.

Very true.

The sort of optimization that is erroneous falls into two categories:

        1. Optimization whose payoff doesn't equal the labor cost.
        2. "Premature optimization is the root of all evil." - Dr. Donald Knuth

Jack J. Woehr
Director of Development
Absolute Performance, Inc.
303-443-7000 ext. 527
Received on Thu Sep 07 2006 - 18:50:54 UTC

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