Three Optimization Tips for C++—Andrei Alexandrescu

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For your Friday viewing pleasure, from the always-engaging master, Andrei Alexandrescu:

Three Optimization Tips for C++ (video) (PDF slides)

Andrei Alexandrescu

Facebook NYC, December 4, 2012


From an early slide in the talk: "Intuition:

  • Ignores aspects of a complex reality
  • Makes narrow/wrong/obsolete assumptions


  • The only good intuition: "I should time this."


(Bonus: The tips are also applicable in other languages. They just happen to be easier to use and control in C++.)

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cooky451 said on Dec 23, 2012 03:17 AM:

What site does Alexandrescu mention at ~33:45?
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cooky451 said on Dec 23, 2012 03:35 AM:

Never mind, he says it more clearly afterwards.