When optimizing code, focus on algorithms firstThis tip submitted by Alex Allain on 2009-04-20 00:30:48. It has been viewed 34540 times.
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When you are trying to optimize your program, focus first on the algorithms that you are using. If you are using a slow algorithm, you will get a much faster speedup by fixing that, than you will making micro-optimizations like unrolling loops.
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