[Haifux] Who will come to a lecture about profile guided optimization in GCC?

Tal Abir tal.abir at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 16:10:19 MSD 2009

I will come.

2009/6/2 Shachar Shemesh <shachar at shemesh.biz>

>  Hi all,
> I know this approach is extremely non standard, and that Haifux is a club
> with "no registration required" attendance. I've been asked by some of the
> Haifux admins to give the lecture I'm about to give this Thursday at
> Herzelinux also at Haifux (August 10th is shaping out to be the date). I
> will gladly do so, but......
> Giving a Haifux lecture requires some effort on my part. Aside from
> everything else, this requires getting out of work at about 4 pm and drive
> to Haifa, as well as drive back after a day in which I both worked and drove
> and gave a lecture.
> All this I will gladly do, and enjoy it, except for one problem. More often
> then not, there are only about five people present to actually hear the
> lecture. It seems to be a lot of effort to achieve not much effect.
> I, on my part, am more than willing to leave work early, drive both
> direction and give the lecture, but you have to do one thing in return. Show
> up.
> So I am asking this publicly. Assuming I do give a lecture on profile
> guided optimization on August 10th, how many people intend to get out of
> whatever important other stuff they usually do and show up? Quite frankly,
> if it's about talking to an almost empty room, I don't think I'll bother.
> Also, please note that if 20 people say "yes", and then I show up and there
> are only five people present, I will have to seriously consider whether I
> want to ever make the effort again, so please only say "yes" if you truly
> think you will actually be there.
> Again, I know this is extremely unorthodox, but I have been extremely busy
> of late, and while I love donating my time to pro-bono FOSS activities, I
> would like to know that someone is actually enjoying the fruits of my labor.
> If the show of hands is not significant, I would suggest that those people
> who are interested in hearing the lecture try to arrive to Herzelia this
> Thursday at 6:30pm. I know, it's a long drive, it requires leaving work
> early, and it means there is a long drive home afterwards. I know how it
> feels.
> Shachar
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