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Re: CPU cycles DO NOT MATTER! (usually)

by kyle (Abbot)
on Apr 17, 2008 at 13:25 UTC ( #681151=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CPU cycles DO NOT MATTER!

Once in a while, CPU cycles do matter. Once in a while you have a daily report that takes 25 hours to generate. Once in a while, you have a speed problem that's only going to get worse, so throwing hardware at it won't work long. Once in a while, programmer time is free (hobby projects, volunteer time), but hardware is expensive.

Most of the time, I agree with you. When a "speed my code" question comes up, I think it's important to question whether it's the right question. Once in a while, it is.

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