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EXAMPLE: Assert stripping (and eliminating debug support) typically halves size of many applications.
- Are you sure that your asserts donít have side-effects that will break your program when stripped? They should never have any side effect other than to stop the application immediately if something is manifestly wrong.
- When handling significant quantities of data in arrays, in C/C++/Java increment the rightmost index in the inner loop.
- Are you copying data you can avoid? Early OS implementations wasted more than half their CPU cycles copying.
- Are you getting thread priorities right? Avoid starvation. Make sure User Interface and other real-time activity including I/O gets handled promptly.