[Cin] a bit ot: performance vs clean programming (yt, 22 min)

Andrew Randrianasulu randrianasulu at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 22:21:42 CET 2023

чт, 2 мар. 2023 г., 23:07 Rob Prowel <rprowel at comcast.net>:

> On 3/2/23 08:02, Andrew Randrianasulu via Cin wrote:
> > https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tD5NrevFtbU
> >
> > well, I guess in cinelerra case even just time to initially type in all
> > that code was relevant :)
> >
> > but I found it quite heartwarming how someone finally noticed how
> > nicely-looking code may perform ....suboptimally.
> >
> > So, I wish all programmers to find right balance between nice features
> and
> > nice performance :)
> >
> >
> I guess the presenter has never heard of stuff like
> premature optimization
> inline, or static inline
> code reuse vs brute force tradeoffs
> supportability (writing code for others, not for yourself)
> He kind of misrepresents some things, but I don't blame him, per-se.  I
> just don't think he has the software engineering sophistication to
> understand when different paradigms are called for.
> Much of my work is in the embedded systems domain, and I started coding
> on machines that had barely 4Kbytes of RAM so I'm no stranger to code
> optimization.  I just think some things here are taken out of context to
> prove a moderately weak point.

yet they have *some* point.

I think for example this diff to ffmpeg's opencl tonemap filter IS
table-driven, yet I have no idea how much difference it will make in image
quality ...


but because Karol Herbst was nice enough to fix rusticl on 32-bit hosts I
can try this patch oneday :)

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