barbara_morris 120000DX5W Visits (1996)
Here is the tip: Beware of performance tipsFor me, the performance rule that never changes is this one: Always
question any rule you hear about X performing badly, or Y performing
better than Z.
The trouble with performance rules is that even when they are valid
rules, people tend to remember them too long. This can cause people to
cling to what has become a poorer-performing way of coding, or cause
them to code in unnecessarily awkward ways.
Here are some commonly held "rules" to question