However, in using it, I sometimes get the feeling that some of the developers working on it don't really have a good grasp of basic computer algorithms.
I often have lots of tabs open in one or more windows. For some reason, the more tabs open, the slower it gets opening up new ones, CPU usage hits 100% for a while, and sometimes Firefox can crash.
I rarely clear out my download history. As it gets very long, it takes longer and longer for downloads to start, CPU usage hits 100% for long periods of time, and eventually Firefox can crash.
Do you think someone has failed to understand why you'd want an O(N) algorithm for dealing with tab creation and downloading files ? I do. I wonder which other aspects of the browser have inefficient algorithms buried away inside, which I haven't yet run across in my normal usage ?