by Steve Heller
|Publisher: Prentice-Hall PTR, Chrysalis Software Corporation|
|Published Date: 9th July, 1998|
|Total Pages: 416|
About the book Optimizing C++
Optimizing C++ is a COMPUTER ENGINEERING book which was published by Prentice-Hall PTR, Chrysalis Software Corporation on 9th July, 1998 . Steve Heller is the author of this book. This book is written in English and has 416 number of pages.
From the book "Imagine that you are about to finish a relatively large program, one that has taken a few weeks or months to write and debug. Just as you are putting the finishing touches on it, you discover that it is either too slow or runs out of memory when you feed it a realistic set of input data. You sigh, and start the task of optimizing it. But why optimize? If your program doesn't fit in memory, you can just get more memory; if it is too slow, you can get a faster processor. I have written Optimizing C++ because I believe that this common attitude is incorrect, and that a knowledge of optimization is essential to a professional programmer. One very important reason is that we often have little control over the hardware on which our programs are to be run. In this situation, the simplistic approach of adding more hardware is not feasible."