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Split Loop – Refactoring

We had a discussion a couple of days back in the Agile Software Development Training.
We were talking about the Split Loop refactoring.

void printValues() {
	double averageAge = 0;
	double totalSalary = 0;
	for (int i = 0; i < people.length; i++) {
			averageAge += people[i].age;
			totalSalary += people[i].salary;
	averageAge = averageAge / people.length;

Not everyone was in agreement. One of my colleague raised the question, what if the number of records are more? If the number of records are more, then move the processing to data could be a better solution?? Does that mean putting business logic in stored procedures / sql?? May be not. Build a query in the business logic using something like NHibernate Query Generator so that the you don’t have to build you business logic in stored procedures. That said I still favor the Split Loop.

The criteria to use
1) Number of records
2) Is it a realtime application (more performance requirements) / embedded system
3) Is this the real performance bottleneck (address Macro optimizations, before running into Nano Optimizations like this)

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  1. ambati
    July 10, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Hi Sendhil,
    Can you provide some more information regarding basics of Split Loop – Refactoring?
    Sreedhar Ambati

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