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06-12-19, 10:05 AM   #29
SinusPi
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Originally Posted by Resike View Post
The compiled file will be this: (...)

Since the variable name is more then 8 charaters the compiler can't transalte that variable name into 1 bytecode, so it will take up more space, and since the code is longer the execution is going to take more time.
This thread is 6 years old, but let me correct this: the compiler only includes the variable name if it has debugging information on, which it pretty much never uses unless an error occurs. For a pure bytecode, you'd use `luac -s`, with variable names stripped.
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