On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM, Charles R Harris firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Importing inspect looks to take about 500 ns on my machine. Although It is hard to be exact, as I suspect the file is sitting in the file cache. Would probably be slower with hard disks.
Or where site-packages is on NFS.
But as the inspect module is already imported elsewhere, the python interpreter should also have it cached.
Not on a normal import it's not.
import numpy import sys sys.modules['inspect']
Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> KeyError: 'inspect'
You should feel free to remove whatever parts of `_inspect` are not being used and to move the parts that are closer to where they are used if you feel compelled to. Please do not replace the current uses of `_inspect` with `inspect`.