If the programmer can simulate a construct faster then the compiler can implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it badly.
An excellent mother knows she has the beautiful life, and she is a big time programmer. - Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Every programmer is an author. - Sercan Leylek
Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter. - Eric Raymond