How good is the compiler of VS .NET Pro, really?
After reading and reading, I've come to the conclusion that I should buy VS .NET Professional edition. I've been using VC6 Standard and that just doesnt cut for a release product.
I can't get my hands on .NET for about a week or so, and meanwhile I've been having fun writing optomized routines in ASM and getting massive speed increases. The thing is, the Standard Edition of VC6 doesnt do optomizations, so of course my inline ASM code is going to whop everything else. But am I really just wasting my time when I port over to .NET?
What I want to know from people with the .NET compiler: How optomized do you find the code? Mostly from the asm gurus point of view, does it do an excellent job? I've been reading a lot of articles pointing out that a lot of the optomizations one can do with inline asm, are moot with some of todays top compilers.
So, taking into account the time it takes to develop asm versions, and also from a speed speed speed point of view, what are your opinions of using up development time on this sort of thing? Is it worth the time spent when using todays top compilers?