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Nik Oaks8,056 Points
Do you need to declare a separate variable when using parse
Instead of making a whole new variable to represent a number value is it common to just reassign the original prompt and change it from a constant to a variable. I've been noticing this in other people code, I typically try to reassign instead of having too many variables in the code.
Steven Parker218,583 Points
Sometimes being conservative with variables can be a tradeoff with maintainability. You'll make a judgement for each situation.
This won't be as much of a concern when you start using functions, since variables created in a function get automatically reclaimed when the function ends.