• 10/30/2018
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Use Array Notation with int32 Indices: A[i][j]

Prefer the array notation with indices of the signed
type over other memory access formats. Avoid explicit pointer arithmetic like (A+1) as it results in expensive unsigned
calculations and prevents various compiler optimizations. To gain performance, access any array through its unchanged base pointer using array notation, for example, A[1].

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