Optimize Code By Commenting Out Blank Lines?
Posted on 2004-08-18
Someone told me that commenting out blank lines in VB.NET code improves efficiency because the compiler does not have to evaluate the blank lines. For example:
MessageBox.Show("I commented out the blank lines.")
This sounds ridiculous to me. Blank lines in code should be ignored by the compiler -- whether or not it is commented out. Am I right?
Is there (or was there ever) a language where commenting out blank lines made a difference?