4 Mar 2007 haruspex   » (Journeyer)

fejj, Numerous too are the fallacies that programmers use TO justify hand-writing some of their low-level routines. Rewriting libraries is so rarely a good idea that one could write an epigram - oh wait, someone did, so I won't rewrite it: PrematureOptimization. (Quite a few other pages on that wiki are relevant also, several of which are cited in the 3rd para.)

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