On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
Greg Ward wrote:
Looks like it should work, but I really don't like the idea of spawning an interpreter for *every* *single* *file* we want to compile. This sounds very expensive.
It's not as expensive as it sounds... on my machine I can't even notice a difference.
I suggest that this is probably a result of the interpreter remaining in the buffer cache. On some of the newer drives with large on-board memory caches, you probably wouldn't even see the disk light blink.
All machines not being equal, though, it would be very expensive on (even slightly) older hardware. If there's another way, it's probably better.