Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

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July, 2004

  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    It's a feedback time of year

    Performance review time at Microsoft is a good time for self-reflection and to make a point of getting feedback on how things have gone for the past year. I find the feedback can be both surprising and educational so from time to time I try to coax comments...
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    When to create exception objects

    I got this question today, thought I'd share my answer here: Q: People are creating and throwing an exception at the same place, usually when a problem occurred. Does it hurt if someone creates an exception in a static construction, then throw...
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    Personal emails

    I got some more personal email via my blog here today and I think it's sort of reaching the point where I should write a little something about my policy on one to one communication. I do apologize but there's just no way that I could possibly hope...
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    csc default options change (use /o+ now)

    Eric writes about this in his blog It's important that you get in the habit of throwing /o+ for your retail builds as you would for C++ compilation systems. If it had been me I'd have made /o+ the default but then I'm the perf guy so I have a jaded...
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