13. Performance Analysis

13.1. Introduction

This final chapter will discuss the process of performance analysis. By the end of the chapter, the reader will have insight into such topics as how best to apply optimization, and some guidelines regarding what to expect as the result of performing particular optimizations.

13.2. Algorithms and Complexity

Finalizing the optimal compiler options is something that might be completed late in the development process. However, by that point many of the important decisions that impact the performance of the application have already been made; and once the final code is delivered, it can be hard to improve performance just through minor changes of the code, or by selecting different compiler options. Hence, ...

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