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Re: [Issue 524] Changed - line-ending conversion and keyword expansion

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2001-11-08 21:41:02 CET

On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:
> > >>+ This allows the client to be more efficient, by not always translating
> > >>+ to the format of the server.

This way lies madness. The overhead of clients doing newline translation
is vanishingly small compared to the overhead of us writing code and
creating bugs.

Don't optimize too soon, and optimize for order-of-magnitude gains before
optimizing for small constant or linear-factor gains.

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