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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author August 2009 Entries
Premature optimization is the root of all evil
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve heard that quote. It’s a great quote said by one of the leading minds in computer programming and formal mathematics, Donald Knuth. The problem with this quote is that, like so many other things, people have only remembered (or only quote) a small portion of the entire thing. To read the full quote, you need to look at a paper published in December 1974 titled Structured Programming with go to Statements in Computing Surveys. The full quote is this (in reference ......

Posted On Friday, August 28, 2009 10:24 PM

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