"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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