Real-life optimization work
Posted Nov 2, 2005 22:54 UTC (Wed) by cdmiller
In reply to: Real-life optimization work
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
Point well taken. You don't see me running Wordperfect 3 from the floppy on my Kaypro lunchbox these days, and the 386 is a motherboard in a box somewhere in the basement.
While I dislike what I perceive as the "bloat" in todays software, I'm certainly not confident I could do better. No insult(s) intended to any developers or products. Just my observation of what old software running on limited resources looks like compared to todays stuff on the modern readily available hardware. My Afterstep says it has 20 Meg resident, my first linux and X computer had 8 Meg of RAM and ran fvwm.
Anyhow, kudos to the folks taking on the profiling and optimization tasks.
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