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posted by LaminatorX on Sunday March 16 2014, @03:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the premature-optimization-is-the-root-of-all-evil dept.

Subsentient writes:

"I've been writing C for quite some time, but I never followed good conventions I'm afraid, and I never payed much attention to the optimization tricks of the higher C programmers. Sure, I use const when I can, I use the pointer methods for manual string copying, I even use register for all the good that does with modern compilers, but now, I'm trying to write a C-string handling library for personal use, but I need speed, and I really don't want to use inline ASM. So, I am wondering, what would other Soylenters do to write efficient, pure, standards-compliant C?"

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Fry on Sunday March 16 2014, @10:41AM

    by Fry (642) on Sunday March 16 2014, @10:41AM (#17143)

    1) Never trust the compiler.
    2) Never trust the Standard Library.
    3) Never trust the compiler.
    4) Never trust any library you did not write.
    5) Never trust the compiler.
    6) Never trust any code you did not write.
    7) Never trust the compiler.
    8) Never trust your code.
    9) Never trust the compiler.
    A) ?

    A one-based list? The horror...

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