RE: Not Steele

Mark Lacey <>
30 Aug 1997 21:35:30 -0400

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From: Mark Lacey <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 30 Aug 1997 21:35:30 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 97-08-082
Keywords: optimize

In _More Programming Pearls : Confessions of a Coder_, Jon Bentley
"[Compiler Writer's Motto - Optimization Pass] Making a wrong
program worse is no sin."
Bill McKeeman
Wang Institute

Mark M. Lacey
Visual C++ Compiler Backend Team

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan Myers []
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 9:35 PM
> Subject: Not Steele
> I'm looking for the source of the quote:
> It's no sin for an optimizer to make a wrong program worse.

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