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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: code bloat [was Re: Semaphore assembly-code bug]
On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 07:20:04PM -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 02:13 +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> > It's sort of frightening that someone will need to
> > rewrite Xlib or, say, OpenOffice :(
>
> I think very few application developers understand the point Linus made
> - that bigger code IS slower code due to cache misses. If this were
> widely understood we would be in pretty good shape.

It's true in some cases, but not true in others. Don't make it your
gospel.

-Andi
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