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Optimize away string concatenations

beginner-friendly code enhancement maybe

Even for a small number of small joins, appending to a list and then doing a string join on the list can be a lot faster than doing repeated string concatenation. Since there are a large number of places in the codebase where we do a whole bunch of repeated string concatenations, one "low hanging fruit" for optimization would be to replace those concatenations.

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adam j hartz <hz@mit.edu> commented at 26 Jun 2019; 10:23 AM:

It would also be good to do some tests to see if this actually makes a difference in terms of speed of, say, a page load.

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