[rescue] spam WPOISON

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Mon Sep 8 16:48:53 CDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 05:07:31PM -0400, nick at snowman.net wrote:
> I have to take issue with this.  Almost every app could be "optimized" and
> in theory faster by hand codeing it in pure ASM for every arch it runs
> on.  Hand tuned ASM is almost alwyas "faster", but is rather rarely the
> correct solution for a mid-large program due to maintnence issues.  Sure,
> faster is better, but bug-free and maintainability are important too.

It is not always faster.  There will be cases where the C compiler will
turn out code that runs at the theoretical fastest speed.

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