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KateAshman5-May-21 2:27
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I would completely disregard both causes, check what my developers commonly understand best, and pick that one.

As a rule:
- Never write code for an unqualified or unasked efficiency goal.
- Always write code that is cost-effective to maintain.

I've seen many many many average developers write code in a specific way because it's supposedly more efficient.
In almost all of those cases, they completely skipped measuring performance and examining the software requirements, and are picking an obtuse implementation because it makes them feel good about their code.
To be a excellent developer, you need to write excellent code for humans, and randomly add optimized of code for the compiler.
The compiler doesn't care at all, while the humans do. Write code for the latter.
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