880Re: [jslint] Re: Save and restore jslint settings
- Sep 2, 2009
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "christian.wirkus"At 9/2/2009 10:24 AM, aseem.kishore@... wrote:
>I'm also not sure about whether that indeed optimizes anything. IChristian, my guess is that the reasoning behind your comment is an
>haven't done profiling comparisons; I'm just reusing well-known algorithms.
assumption that Aseem would choose bit-manipulation primarily to
optimize the code on a low level. From Aseem's reply that doesn't
appear to be the case. He's using algorithms because they're
dependable and do the job without regard for how they work on a low
level, and that's interesting.
I offer the opinion that, unless a particular language structure
occurs in a loop that iterates an enormous number of times, low-level
optimization is irrelevant compared to the importance of its
usability in the high-level script.
(Can we get away with calling usability high-level or human-level
If a bit of syntax is easy to use, read, proofread, and modify, then
is their human benefit only; the computers don't care, they would run
binary machine code much more quickly. But these days the chips are
so bloody fast that it takes a lot of inefficiency to make their
round trips perceptible to our own slow-poke bags of brain jelly.
Juniper Webcraft Ltd.
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