Joined: 08 May 2006 Posts: 1079 Location: Dublin, Ireland
The time between pressing Enter and the screen coming back should be no more than about half a second. If it is, you're wasting your time trying to optimize things.
Well, if the task is delayed by extremely poor performace of files/databases and /or contention, it's surely worthwhile doing something to alleviate the condition(s)? And, in many cases, online systems are not screen-based....