· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · June
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On Software Performance · This is provoked by a monumental essay over on MSDN by Jan Gray entitled Writing Faster Managed Code: Know What Things Cost. I think people who care about performance in modern programming environments, even those who don’t plan to go near the .NET CLR, ought to read this. A bunch of reactions and observations at varying levels of meta-ness ...
Loopy · I read, via Don Box, Jan Gray’s monumental piece about performance of managed code in .NET. If you care about performance in general it’s a good read. This provoked a lot of thought and I’ll write more, but also suggested a specific coding technique for making loops faster; I tried it out and it failed the first rough-cut test, but suggests an improvement for future language designs. (Warning: in-the-trenches geeky.) (Update: on iterators and dynamic languages and Java and C#, with more benchmarks.)
(Update: massively-erudite write-up from Erik van Konijnenburg.)
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