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Windows Dismayed Windows App developers needed some assurances from Microsoft after news of the following incident got round. They got it.
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Will this affect the code?
by TaterSalad on Tue 16th Nov 2010 22:19 UTC
TaterSalad
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2005-07-06

I'm not a programmer so I have to ask this stupid question. Will obfuscating the code affect its performance? From what little I dabbed into it I thought you wanted clean code for performance reasons.

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RE: Will this affect the code?
by japh on Wed 17th Nov 2010 13:02 in reply to "Will this affect the code?"
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2005-11-11

You do want clean code for performance reasons. But not all aspects of clean code has a performance aspect.

The compiler will generate just as fast code if you use stupid names for classes, functions and variables. It's just harder for people to understand.

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