My advice is always to make it easy for next guy. Chances are, over time, the 
'next guy' will be the future you. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: IBM Mainframe Discussion List <IBM-MAIN@LISTSERV.UA.EDU> On Behalf Of 
John McKown
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:19 AM
Subject: (External):Re: Instruction speeds

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 11:10 AM Brian Chapman <> wrote:

> Thanks Charles and Steve.
> Now that I am becoming a more experience assembler programmer, I have 
> wondered if I should be greatly concerned about instruction timings or 
> pipeline order, or just simply focus on readability and maintenance.
> Especially since assembler programming is becoming a dying art. I 
> think I am only 1 of a handful of assembler programmers at my shop 
> with hundreds of mainframe programmers! I think you both answered my 
> question. Thanks!

KISS - make it easy to maintain. I have written code which even I didn't 
understand a few years later.

> Thank you,
> Brian Chapman

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