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Time for some Enlightenment

Sep 23, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

[ Thanks to Locutus for this link. ]

"In the days of old when knights were bold and computers not invented. Men did stocks with wires and blocks and results were not as intended. :)

"Then computers were conceived, with the result of massive sales of pizza, chips and fizzy and/or caffeine loaded drinks. The first computers were, by today's standards, slow and limited. Programs had to be written to make the best use of available CPU cycles. They had to get the most bang for their buck so to speak.

"As computers have become faster so have programmers become lazier. It seems to me that individual programmers believe that their program is the only one that will run on the computer and will have access to all of its resources. They also seem to think that once a function is working then it doesn't need to be looked at, until it either needs to be expanded or is broken. These and several other reasons, often result in programs which perform under par and use much more resources than are actually needed. Once you have several programs like this on your computer then it starts running slower than molasses in Siberia during winter."

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