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(Theoretically speaking) if I had 10s of thousands of lines of code, and I separated each function/region/statements with a blank line, will it ultimately slow down the speed of the compiled program because of those blank lines? Does AutoIT iterate over blank lines when it reads code?

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Kind of funny, the first time is .0048, and the second is .0052...more lines makes the execution faster!! :oops:

Try it.

$start1 = TimerInit()
<100k blank lines>
$stop1 = TimerDiff($start1)
$start2 = TimerInit()
$stop2 = TimerDiff($start2)
MsgBox(0,"",$stop1 & " ?= " & $stop2)

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Look at Obfuscator in SciTE4AutoIt3 as it will create a stripped down au3 file before compiling, so you can have as many blanks lines or long variables as you want because Obfuscator takes care of optimising your code.

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