On Mon, 2002-11-11 at 23:44, Kevin O'Neill wrote:
> Like anybody else there are times when I optimize as I go, but I really
> try and keep in mind, "is this the simplest thing I could do?" Fighting
> the urge to apply "optimizations" as you go is hard sometimes but in my
> experience leads to a better code base.

This is the most important statement IMO.
Especially with Fop, if it is not simple there we are going to dig
ourselves into a hole.
Things are complicated enough without making convoluted and confusing
optimisations.

Keep parts simple and have a well defined contract between parts.

Keiron.


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