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I write software for a living and I last considered the algorithmic complexity (Big-O / Theta / Omega) of what I wrote:

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Every time I write new code
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After years of working, I have a feel for what are heavy operations, so only if the profiler points out my code as a time sink
6394 votes / 32%
What’s algorithmic complexity?
2592 votes / 13%
Cowboy Neal is as much complexity as I can handle
1418 votes / 7%
Other (specify in comments)
466 votes / 2%
I don't write software for a living
4098 votes / 20%
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I write software for a living and I last considered the algorithmic complexity (Big-O / Theta / Omega) of what I wrote:

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