On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > range.) What's the point in making processors faster if everyone just
> > wastes the increase being "correct and simple"?
> Because people-time is much more expensive than computer-time this days?
> [BTW, shaving off a few miliseconds in loading a module is _not_
> optimization, it is foolishness]
I would argue that any speed increase is good for us all, so long as the
cost to functionality and time spent with the increase is not
disproportionate. Foolishness might be a little harsh, eh?
Unix is best described as an old, sturdy tree.
It is well structured, always growing, and has passed the test of time.
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