So I assume that comments count towards the file total size. So also I assume comments affect the download speed of the file, however negligible that may be. But the browser does not read the comments. So they do not affect the processing time. Is that all correct? Sort of like if a tree falls in a forest and nowbody is there to hear it does it make a sound?

I am using this php file and it has a tremendous amount of comments - more than the code it self. So I figured I would just keep the original and strip them all out of the file I'm using. But if somehow comments don't affect speed at all I can leave them in the original.