On Thursday, 30 January 2003 at  2:27:11 +0900, ahoward wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Paul Brannan wrote:
> 
> you are obviously correct.  however, i wrote a decoder recently which decoded
> some largish text weather data.  it took around 30 seconds to run - which was
> actually acceptable.  i decided to profile it, in 5 minutes i changed two
> offending lines, and now it runs in under 1 sec.  my c++ version takes 3
> seconds.  i think profiling is key with languages like ruby and perl.
 
 I'm curious what were the offending lines and how did you changed them?


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