Is there any benefit to code golf come run time?
I understand it as an exercise, entertainment, and challenge, but is there any improvement to be had, come runtime, in dropping the byte size on a program?
I can assume interpretation time reduces with less syntax to interpret, so does that mean a commonly implemented interpreted language: bash, lisp, python, et al; would run quicker?
In the same vein, for compiled languages, is there anything to be said about the machine code shrinking as a result of code golf causing the execution to speed up?
Is golf always good programming praxis so long as you can identify the necessary elements of a program?
... golf example : http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/qu...es-and-so-do-i