[Distutils] static libs, unixccompiler.py, darwin

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Thu Feb 7 11:51:13 2002

Michel Sanner wrote:
> We are stilll using  1.5.2 just because it is about twice as fast  as 2.1
> on our application and about 30% faster than 2.0. Apparently 2.2 is
> somewhere between 2.1 and 2.0 in terms of performance.
> So pleaser do not pahse out 1.5.2 before a new version of the interpretor
> with comparable execution performance is available

OTOH, machines got at least 3-5 times faster since the days of 
Python 1.5.2 :-)

Still, you're right. Python 1.5.2 compatibility should be preserved
for at least another year.

Thomas, I'd suggest you check in the fixes for string method
usage -- perhaps distutils could grow some helpers in util.py
to aid with this, e.g. filename(str) and platformname() ?!

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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