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Re: Think about when optimizing and what
> For example if you do
> scientic calculations, you are writing
> some 3d game it can be critical... but
> if you are just writing a chat program
> or a mail client, speed is not so
What if the person running the scientific calcluations
is also talking to someone else over the internet
using a chat client.
1: All applications should be optimized.
2: If your running scientific application (or povray) or
anything else that needs high throughput or a lot of
CPU time, profile the code and recompile using the
profile, this will help out more than -O?
3:Optimization is a trades off with features,
stability, and relase time. Sometimes you want a
fast turn around, with a simple toolkit even if it runs
twice as slow, that's kinda what you get with
Basic/VB. What you don't get is software that you'd
want to use in a server or critical environment, and
that's the tradeoff a lot of people took but regreted.
Personally I'd do with Delphi for fast turn around rad
in the days of VB.