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At what point does conciseness become more important than readability, or vice-versa (given that there is no difference in performance)?

Is there an element of snobbery amongst programmers to certain techniques or are certain things just purely bad practice?

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At what point does conciseness become more important than readability

I think a more interesting question is when does conciseness start to become readable? :) Code that I found obtuse ten years ago is simple now, and code that I find easy to read might baffle someone else. So where do you draw the line when it comes to readability?

Is there an element of snobbery amongst programmers to certain technique

Absolutely.

are certain things just purely bad practice?

Yes. :)

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