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Aaron Hsu at Function Conf 2022

January 27, 2022

Aaron Hsu is giving a talk at Functional conference 2022

In the interview Aaron says:

More is accomplished by understanding the whole, than optimizing the part.

That is a first class aphorism.

It reminded me of the saying premature optimization is the root of all evil, I think extracted from the full Donald Knuth quote:

The real problem is that programmers have spent far too much time worrying about efficiency in the wrong places and at the wrong times; premature optimization is the root of all evil (or at least most of it) in programming

Aaron's formulation says more with less; it has a positive outlook.

Looking forward to seeing his presentation.