I hope I'm posting in the right forum :)
I'm primarily concerned with C compilers and sun's JDK, but general info is more than welcome (Documentation for self-education as well).
Well, if i wrote a program like
int i = 5 printf("i is $d", i);
Would i=5 be stored separately in memory, or would it exactly the same the following?
printf("i is 5");
("i is $d", 5) is more accurate)
If not, one might balance readablity/maintainability against performance (small improvement perhaps, but I'm a sucker for learning these things, if not using them :) )