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   RE: [xml-dev] Design as, one hopes, not premature optimization

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> > the accepted wisdom that premature optimization is evil?

Don't fall into the trap of reading this as "early optimization is
evil", let alone "you can ignore performance during the design stage". 

There is a right time for everything. The right time to select a good
algorithm is early, the right time to add a fast path for a special case
is at the end.

Michael Kay


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