Donald Knuth Quote

The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming.


p. 671 - Computer Programming as an Art (1974)

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The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature...

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The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature...

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The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature...

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The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature...