Re: [R] Programming Concepts and Philosophy

From: jim holtman <jholtman_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:33:05 -0400

To quote Jon Bentley (Programming Pearls):

"The fastest, cheapest, most reliable piece of code is that which isn't there; design as much out of your code as you design in."

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 3:57 AM, Philipp Pagel <p.pagel_at_wzw.tum.de> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:04:46AM -0500, hadley wickham wrote:

>> 2008/6/20 cmr.Pent_at_gmail.com <cmr.Pent_at_gmail.com>:
>> > On 20 июн, 11:06, Wacek Kusnierczyk
>> > <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierc..._at_idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
>> >> the result may be that the more beautiful the code, the more the performance
>> >> sucks.
>> >
>> > Sad but true.
>>
>> If you do nothing to your code, in 18 months time its performance will
>> have doubled because computers will have become faster.  Your code
>> will not get easier to understand by itself.
>

> Very true. And I would like to contribute one of my favorite quotations:
>

> "It is easier to optimize correct code than to correct optimized code."
> --Bill Harlan
>

> cu
> Philipp
>

> --
> Dr. Philipp Pagel
> Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
> Technische Universität München
> Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
> 85350 Freising, Germany
> http://mips.gsf.de/staff/pagel
>

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