Myk Melez myk at
Fri Sep 13 15:37:15 UTC 2002

MattyT wrote:

>What "recent regressions"?
The ones that went into 2.16 (primarily templatization).  b.m.o is 
noticably slower now than it was, even after we fixed the egregrious 
problems post-upgrade.  This slowness has a significant (if difficult to 
measure) impact on developer efficiency.

As we implement additional features and rewrites, we need to be very 
careful to distinguish between performance regressions that are 
unavoidable because we really need the additional functionality and 
those that are the result of design or programming error (lack of 
indexes, poor schema design, looping over queries that could be run 
once, over-abstraction, feature bloat, etc.).

Improving performance will help somewhat, but many of those improvements 
are still a ways off, and we don't want to spend all that additional 
speed anyway, so we need to hold the line as best we can.


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