[FoRK] Who needs efficient code?

David Edmondson dme at dme.org
Fri Jul 30 08:24:18 PDT 2010


At Fri, 30 Jul 2010 17:13:24 +0200,
Eugen Leitl wrote:
> http://al3x.net/2010/07/27/node.html
> "
> In a system of no significant scale, basically anything works.
> "
> 
> Stated so generically, this is not true.
> 
> He doesn't say how heavy-weight each user session is. Incidentally,
> our stuff has no issues saturating your cluster of 12-core boxes 
> for hours, by a single query.

That doesn't appear to me to be 'of no significant scale'.

His argument is that you can lash something together and it works for
a while in a limited environment. Then it stops working. It's hard to
find fault with that position.


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