44 min

The Moths of Programming 5 - Compilers Optimise Code Better Than Humans The Moths of Programming with Dino Dini

    • Technology

In any social media facilitated discussion about programming the topic of code optimisation with often arise. Anyone who has expertise in low level optimisation are likely to face a choice: being silent or enduring endless accusations of irrelevance and hubris. Most choose the former approach as a more efficient and effective path to take, even if they earn a living developing and maintaining optimising code generators. 

The idea that Compilers Optimise Code Better Than Humans is, I argue, another Moth of Programming:  an idea that has become popular in software engineering due to virality instead of reality.

 



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In any social media facilitated discussion about programming the topic of code optimisation with often arise. Anyone who has expertise in low level optimisation are likely to face a choice: being silent or enduring endless accusations of irrelevance and hubris. Most choose the former approach as a more efficient and effective path to take, even if they earn a living developing and maintaining optimising code generators. 

The idea that Compilers Optimise Code Better Than Humans is, I argue, another Moth of Programming:  an idea that has become popular in software engineering due to virality instead of reality.

 



Support the show https://tinyurl.com/yc4pP968 (SIGNAL) https://www.dinodini.com (WEB) https://twitter.com/dndn1011 (DEACTIVATED, please use SIGNAL) https://www.youtube.com/dndn1011

44 min

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