[linux-audio-dev] Hello - FYI - intro

Erik de Castro Lopo erikd-lad at mega-nerd.com
Wed Aug 25 03:58:06 EDT 2004

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 19:56:27 -0400
Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 06:35:12PM -0400, John Check wrote:
> > > > It's completely dwarfed by compile time.
> > >
> > 
> > Are you sure you wanted to say that ;)
> Yes. First rule of optimization: don't optimize something that's
> statistically irrelevant. 

I wish that attitude was more prevalent in the ricer community.

I've been getting emails from a Gentoo ricer suggesting a whole
bunch of "optimisations" for libsndfile. A small number of these
were valid, but the vast majority were not measurably faster as
measured by the benchmark program shipped with libsndfile.

  Erik de Castro Lopo  nospam at mega-nerd.com (Yes it's valid)
"The X-files is too optimistic. The truth is not out there."
-- Anthony Ord

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