Originally Posted by Megol
LOL! As an assembly coding fan I must remind you that current compilers are very good and often produce much better code than assembly language programmers. Assembly can still be faster but require a good programmer, a limited problem and a lot of time compared to higher level languages.
This is completely wrong. Code quality on compilers is a myth
When I wrote my FLaC decoder it was 4 times faster than its C counterpart (GCC compile). Just an example among many.