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The Perils of Pre-Optimization
More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency (without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single reason - including blind stupidity.Wulf, W. A. "A Case Against the GOTO," Proceedings of the 25th National ACM Conference, August 1972, pp. 791-97. I came across this quote this morning and had to throw it back out into the wild. I have run into people who, when given a choice between making their code more readable vs. shaving a millisecond off the running time of a particular ......

Posted On Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:52 AM

Using NantContrib's msbuild task
I'm in the process of trying to make a copy of tree surgeon that does a couple of different things. (If you don't know what tree surgeon is and you're a dotnet developer, I can not say enough good things about it, go, run, don't walk, get it) One: I want to implement Jean-Paul Boodhoo's version of the Model-View-Presenter framework which he presented in DNRTV episode 14 Two: I want to provide a Console, a WinForm, and an ASP.Net front end. Three: I want to upgrade treesurgeon to 2005. In light of ......

Posted On Saturday, February 3, 2007 4:47 PM

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