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.