I have always felt uncomfortable with *any* kind of optimization --
whether AST-based or bytecode-based. I feel the cost in code
complexity is pretty high and in most cases the optimization is not
worth the effort. Also I don't see the point in optimizing
expressions like "3 * 4 * 5" in Python. In C, this type of thing
occurs frequently due to macro expansion and the like, but in
Python your code usually looks pretty silly if you write that. So
this is basically a solution to a non-problem.
-- Guido van Rossum
Compiler warnings should be programmers' assistants, not their
-- Richard Stallman
The right thing to do with almost all open source software is to
assume that it is fixed in newer code, then you try the newer code,
and if the problem remains then you can tell us.
-- Theo de Raadt
I would prefer scripting, but
having to install Perl CPAN modules and all their dependencies is
more work than downloading a .tar.gz file from openssl.org, adding
eight characters to one line, and doing "./config; make"
-- Wietse Venema
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