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Code Complete, Second Edition

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Chapter 26. Code-Tuning Techniques


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Code tuning has been a popular topic during most of the history of computer programming. Consequently, once you've decided that you need to improve performance and that you want to do it at the code level (bearing in mind the warnings from Chapter 25), you have a rich set of techniques at your disposal.

This chapter focuses on improving speed and includes a few tips for making code smaller. Performance usually refers to both speed and size, but size reductions tend to come more from redesigning classes and ...

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