Code Smell 20 — Premature Optimization

Planning ahead of time needs a crystal ball no developer has.

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Problems

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Examples

Sample Code

Wrong

Right

Detection

This is a design smell so it can not be detected by mechanical tools (yet).

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Conclusion

Defer performance decisions until functional models are mature enough.

Donald Knuth created/compiled the best/fastest algorithms and data structures. With great wisdom he warned us of abuse. Why do we think we are smarter than him?

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