optimization tricks ?
Mon May 15 19:00:33 CEST 2000
On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 10:32:01AM +0100, Francesco Cesarini wrote:
> Erlang methodology:
> 1. First make it work
> 2. Then make it beautiful
> 3. Then [if you *really* *really* have to] make it fast [keeping it
> beautiful and correct].
> In 9 cases out of 10, you will realize you do not need step 3 as the
> application runs fast enough. In the 10th case, you probably won't have
> time for the third step.
Very nice. I prefer however to:
1. First make it beautiful
2. Then make it work
Since 2 almost naturally follows from 1.
The corollary is that one rarely ends up debugging pretty code.
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