[rescue] Mainframe on eBay
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Thu Sep 22 14:24:50 CDT 2005
Jonathan C. Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> The mantras of CS these days seem to be:
... confused versions of real life.
> "Performance doesn't matter"
> "The user can always buy more hardware"
> "Interpreted is better than compiled"
> "Defer everything under runtime"
> "Programmer time is more expensive than user time"
Mind if I offer my own versions based on a few years of experience?
"Programmer time is more expensive than computer time"
"Optimise for reduced latency over increased throughput"
"Don't consider optimising anything until you're used a profiler"
"Don't optimise anything that you're not reducing the algorithmic
"Don't use C when Perl will do"
(all of which are arguably the same rule)
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