| ||Ask HN: Why do you waste CPU cycles?|
5 points by aleprok 1319 days ago | hide | past | web | 20 comments | favorite |
|I have recently started to think more why almost every one of my friends complain to me how the applications they use are slow.|
Personally I prefer to write my code in the programming language which has the best performance for the task with possibly extensive standard libraries. This does not mean I would program the next generation games in assembly, because I know the development cycle speed is important too.
Some years back my friends who actually are regular users and might not even know how to upload a video to youtube it was always about how Windows XP was getting slow after some months of use. Then it was about Vista being horribly slow. Now it's about browsers being slow as they can not complain about Windows 7 that much.
I know that you can write horrible and slow code in any language and I'm not saying I can not write horrible code. That usually comes down to the programmers being horrible, but I know some of you guys are actually pretty awesome programmers and understand the logic behind how computers execute code.
The only problem I notice is that some of you will jump to the next new thing like there's nothing else if it does the task even though it might be slow, but is easy to use.
My question comes down to why do you waste your customers cpu cycles for really small difference in speed of producing the code?
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