"Shea Martin" <null / void.0> wrote in message 
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>> In no particular order: Create as few objects as possible. Watch out
>> where you can in place modifying methods of string vs. non bang
>> methods. Choose the appropriate abstractions. Don't prematurely
>> optimize.
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> Just clarification: you are saying in-place is faster right?

Right.  But not applicable everywhere (i.e. if you're not allowed to modify 
something or do not know whether something is frozen...).

Kind regards

    robert