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On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Jorge <> wrote:
> On 07/17/2013 11:25 AM, Steve Litt wrote:
>> Perhaps if my program did book after book all day it would matter, but
>> not in any sane situation.
> The time used used when benchmarking should be the time used to write the
> program + the time to debug/maintain it + the total cpu-time over it's
> lifetime.
> J.

I read a pithy statement on photography: "Amateurs worry about
sharpness. Professionals worry about sales. Photographers worry about

I love that. So I thought of some other ones.[1]

What would one be for programming? "Amateurs worry about speed.
Professionals worry about productivity. Programmers worry about

-- Andrew

[1] "Amateurs worry about horsepower. Professionals worry about
position. Race car drivers worry about brakes."