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Michael Champion wrote:
> Other people request the "optimization" of a cake that can be
had and eaten too, investments that are both safe and have a high
return, or algorithms that are both fast and require no data
structure overhead :-)
Agreed! Compression costs CPU, sending big messages bandwidth
so as we say in Yorkshire "you can't get owt for nowt"*.
Also optimisation is invariably more of an empirical rather than
theoretical science, you have to first find and then widen the
bottle neck, and for every system the bottle neck is in a
* "something for nothing"