[Distutils] formencode as .egg in Debian ??

Andrew Bennetts andrew at puzzling.org
Wed Nov 23 02:06:50 CET 2005

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> This whole discussion is not about whether the start time actually
> matters - it is about whether it is a fact or not that eggs improve
> the startup. Some people said it does, others said it doesn't, and this
> is just the finding-of-facts phase.
> Anyway,
> > I'm terribly curious what Python applications exist for whom:
> > 1. Startup time is a consideration, that
> > 2. Haven't already been refactored to a long-running process.
> For this, CGI scripts come to mind. Many people use them, and they
> are often short-running, and they often get invoked frequently.

Another example would be bzr <http://bazaar.canonical.com/Bzr>; revision control
command line tools (or command line tools in general, I suppose) feel much nicer
to use when they respond immediately.  It doesn't take many hundreds of
milliseconds of startup delay for a tool to start feeling a little bit sluggish.


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