I can, and am most likely, wrong on some of the following comments so feel free to set me straight.
Just a simple question but as always a search shows me no results. As far as I understand, and correct me if I'm wrong, but Lua as used by WoW is precompiled before it's executed? Since Lua is an interpreted language do line, or block, comments slow down this process? While I realize that this is kinda of a silly question due to the size of the files but I use alot of commenting (habit from work) when writing any code. All the personal addons that I code for myself use no configuration other than what is hard coded. I sometimes will comment out all the possible options for a particular feature or command so I can easily change things later on just by uncommenting the line.
So if I have, for sake of discussion, 2000 lines of code and another 5000 lines of comments will this result any significant additional load times for the addon?