BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft

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awarded  Good Answer
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comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
@mathepic If you were to say the quote in its entirety, you'd see the Donald Knuth disagrees with you: It is often a mistake to make a priori judgments about what parts of a program are really critical, since the universal experience of programmers who have been using measurement tools has been that their intuitive guesses fail.
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answered What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
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comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
-1 (if I could) for misinterpreting the quote. He's not saying that 3% of the time we should prematurely optimize; he is saying 3% of the time we should worry about the small optimizations. Finding those 3% of cases can only be done once the entire application is written and profiled, at which point the optimization can hardly be considered "premature."
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comment Which C# practices should be avoided in C++?
No matter how much you study C++ first, you will always end up writing code with undefined behavior; then when the code behaves differently in debug and release, you will spend hours debugging, certain the entire time that it's a compiler bug.
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comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
@0101: Please read some books to learn about other people's mistakes and how to avoid them - it's not everyone who gets to design an API used by millions of people :)
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comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
@Allon: I have, but it is far from free, making it not an option for most people.
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