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I removed a sleep(1) call from the main loop of a chat server I wrote and sped it by a factor of a few hundred. :)

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    Haven't you heard the story of the decrementing sleep number in code?
    It is about a company that was expected to improve performance with each release. So they made a sleep function with a big number initially and kept decrementing it.

    You just removed all your performance improvements in one :P
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    The question is "Why was it there in the first place?"
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    It was a feature
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    @kamen I believe I put it there to test something in the **very** early stages of writing it and forgot all about it.
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