code speed

I have a lot of PRINT statements in my script. They slow down my execute speed in the IDE. Do the PRINT statements also slow down the execute speed when I run the script without the IDE. (I.E on batteries.) If they do slow the execute speed, can I delete them with a blanket command, or do I need to delete them one by one?

There will be some processing, the text buffer will just overwrite itself, but it should be faster without the IDE. There’s no way for the IDE to remove statements from your script, you could write a function that prints and call it instead and disable just that one function before saving