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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 17 2014, @12:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 17 2014, @12:10AM (#17325)
    To be fair to him, it's easy to assume the quoting mechanism is still <quote> instead of <blockquote> .
  • (Score: 1, Troll) by frojack on Monday March 17 2014, @12:18AM

    by frojack (1554) on Monday March 17 2014, @12:18AM (#17326) Journal

    When the screen you post from clearly shows the supported syntax?

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  • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Monday March 17 2014, @05:26PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Monday March 17 2014, @05:26PM (#17707) Journal

    Actually <blockquote> is the old one. It worked already before Slashdot introduced <quote> with its slightly different spacing behaviour, and it never stopped working.

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