Variable timestamps

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Variable timestamps

Postby Davin Church » October 15th, 2018, 8:22 pm

In your Q&A document you say:
Will Timestamps be Added to Variables in the APL64 Project to Show When Last Modified?
There are no plans for doing so at this time because it would add execution overhead each time a variable's value is assigned or modified.

I certainly agree, in general. But could this expense be ameliorated by restricting variable timestamps to only global variables and not anything that's localized? It would seem to me that most code that expects to be speed-sensitive would be using local variables and globals would be updated much less often.

I don't particularly need this feature for any of my existing code, but if someone wants to be able to do that, would this not be a reasonable compromise?
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