Real-life optimization work
Posted Nov 7, 2005 0:18 UTC (Mon) by nix
In reply to: Real-life optimization work
Parent article: All hail the speed demons (O'Reillynet)
I size(1)d them, of course; I just didn't want to spray the result all over the comments page.
And, yes, I'd agree that normally shaving bytes off things isn't worth it: however, with that in mind I spent this weekend shaving a few bytes off one data structure in one program and reducing the number of instances of that data structure --- and reducing the program's peak memory consumption from many gigabytes to a few hundred Mb.
But microoptimizations without major results, or pervasive ones, are indeed generally not worth it.
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