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Default 02-20-2011, 07:23 PM

Alice does not compile code before runtime, so it actually does have go process the comment to know to skip over it. In a language like C, the comments are completely removed before the code is compiled into assembly. In python, bytecode is generated for each command and comments are ignored, and then the code is run, so the only performance drawback is when the file is modified. Remember that alice isn't exactly a programming language that you'd expect. It's all executed in an unorthodox way. Also, it's interesting to note that disabled tiles are not time consuming. Please try running this world for an example of what I mean. I guarantee that I didn't make the comment loop longer. It's because of the comments!
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