Buried in most recent flamewar was interesting discussion started by pp. (post #45) as response to cb951303. I edited out IMHO irrelevant parts, feel free to exhume originals.
[Let's ignore cb951303's notion who considers "good optimization" if programmer (and not compiler) does it]Originally Posted by cb951303
To which I answeredOriginally Posted by pp.
and I got PM from mod slavik, who wanted to continue the discussion but did not wanted to extract it from that thread - instead he gave me permission to start new thread using also his comments:Originally Posted by pmasiar
Yes, I believe that runtime optimizations are better, because JIT compiler can make them using real usage data, instead of poor programmer doing them by wild guess.Originally Posted by slavik
Anyone cares to share opinion?