Archive for November, 2010

Why You Should Embrace the Principle of Locality

November 22, 2010

The principle of locality states that in computer systems, data that has been used recently will likely be used again soon, or if a particular location in memory was needed recently, it will likely be referenced again soon. In more general terms, we could state the principle of locality as “What has happened recently will likely happen again.”

But how does this help you?