Ross Paterson ross at
Wed Jun 16 05:53:18 EDT 2004

On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 03:20:57PM +0100, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> Ross Paterson <ross at> writes:
> > Another way to use it is to prune out the dominated implementations,
> > and then advise people to choose the implementation that accelerates
> > the operations they care about and as few others as possible (because
> > they'll pay for the extras in higher constant factors).
> I would advise against pruning out the 'poor' implementations.
> Negative results are valuable.  Keeping them documented will discourage
> people from reinventing the (rusty, square) wheel!

OK, then keep them in an attic, but not in the public interface.

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