On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 11:17 AM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com> wrote:
On my machine, if I use inspect instead of _inspect in numpy.compat.__init__, the import time increases ~ 25 % (from 82 ms to 99 ms).

So the hack certainly still make sense, one just need to fix whatever needs fixing (I am still not sure what's broken for the very specific usecase that code was bundled for).

I'm not sure a one time hit of 17 ms is worth fighting for ;) The problems were that both the `string` and `dis` modules were used without importing them.

Don't fix what ain't broken ;)

The 17 ms is not what matters, the % is. People regularly complain about import times, and 25 % increase in import time is significant (the above timing are on my new macbook with SSD and 16 Gb RAM -- figures will easily be 1 order of magnitude worse in common situations with slower computers, slower HDD, NFS, etc...)