Premature optimization is the root of all evil

This quote, which is attributed to Knuth, Hoare, or Disjkstra, and which appeared first in print in a paper by Knuth 1974, does apply not only to code optimizations, as I learned it the hard way. It also applies to functional optimizations when you deal with a communication protocol, such as debugWIRE, of which there does not exist any official specification. Adding too many great new features before the basic framework works is a stupid idea.

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