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    is it true

    is it true that if u give varibles that just hold data numbers and not letters it makes the program run faster or something
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    let me rephrase your question:
    do int variables work faster than char variables?
    yes, because on 32-bit systems int's line up better and take less time to access.

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    yeah thats hte answered i needed
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    This is one area where the epic struggle between size versus speed exists. Although the 32 bit ints are more optimized for a 32 bit cpu (we'll ignore technologies such as MMX for this discussion) they are larger in size, both in the exe and in memory during the program's execution.

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