[FoRK] Who needs efficient code?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jul 30 01:19:20 PDT 2010


On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:16:39PM -0700, John Parsons wrote:
> As more of a user than a practitioner, this makes sense to me, but as in any endeavour, I decry the abandonment of quality.
> 
> http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2010/07/the-beauty-of-inefficient-code/60613/
> 
> > The power of today's hardware is such that, for example, you can build a web application that supports thousands of users using one of the slowest available programming languages, brutally inefficient datastore access and storage patterns, zero caching, no sensible distribution of work, no attention to locality, etc. etc. Basically, you can apply every available anti-pattern and still come out the other end with a workable system, simply because the hardware can move faster than your bad decision-making.

I love the smell of bullshit in the morning. 

The language the guy is using makes it look as he knows what he's
talking about, but obviously not.

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