On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Tim Delaney <timothy.c.delaney@gmail.com> wrote:
On 28 October 2012 18:22, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml@behnel.de> wrote:
How much of an
effect would it have on startup times and these benchmarks if
Cython-compiled extensions were used?

Depends on what and how much code you use. If you compile everything into one big module that "imports" all of the stdlib when it gets loaded, you'd likely loose a lot of time because it would take a while to initialise all that useless code on startup. If you keep it separate, it would likely be a lot faster because you avoid the interpreter for most of the module startup.

I was specifically thinking in terms of the tests Brett ran (that was the full set on speed.python.org, wasn't it?),

It's not the full set as not all of them can be run on Python 3, but it is as many as can be run.