Subject: Re: Efficiency? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/10/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * "Frank A. Adrian" <email@example.com> | Then there must not be many "good" programmers out there. Well, duh! | The few studies that have been performed to test this conjecture are | conclusive in showing that your statement is unlikely to be true. | Most recognized "good programmers" also disagree, having learned the | hard way that their suppositions about what is a bottleneck are | usually incorrect. However, a good dose of profiling before | optimization can work wonders. Has it occurred to that they disagree after the ones they have agreed on didn't even come up? If you're a good programmer, you don't do utterly boneheaded things only to discover sometime later that it's a bottleneck. E.g., good Lisp programmers know when to //--></script> coulud do with O(n). | No offense, but you are wrong, wrong, WRONG. Incredibly incorrect. No offense, but you don't listen to what others say, so whether you think it's incorrect is completely irrelevant. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.