Quotes of the week
Posted Aug 23, 2012 12:48 UTC (Thu) by man_ls
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Ideally the human programmer would be freed from the mundane task of having to figure out if inlining a function is worth it or not, and would employ any spare time in more interesting stuff (like providing more or better features).
Also, the compiler is programmed by another human: it's not human vs computer but rather a case of specialization. When a problem such as inlining can be solved once and for all by a specialized team, I would always say go for it. Morton is just asking for clear rules about what cues the compiler really needs; I am not sure if his tone includes some sort of whining.
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