Andrew Dalke wrote:
Any chance of someone reviewing my suggestions for making the import somewhat faster still?
Travis E. Oliphant:
In sum: I think 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9 can be done immediately. 1) and 4) could be O.K. but 1) does break code and 4 I'm not sure about. 5 seems like it's too much code duplication for too little savings for my taste.
Since no one else has said yea or nay, and 2.1 release draws nigh[*], the simplest solution is to do 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, and 9. I showed that 1 will break existing code. As for #4 - as far as I can tell the code in 'doc' is recent, so no user code depends on it. Plus, the documentation that's there is effectively unusable, with files like:
I say go ahead including changing #1 and #4. Let's leave 5 for the moment.