[Distutils] buildout: several fold performance increases

David Glick dglick at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 22:28:35 CET 2012

On 1/28/12 1:24 PM, Ross Patterson wrote:
> FYI, I also tried doing:
>      $ virtualenv -p  ~/src/buildout.python/python-2.6/bin/python2.6 --no-site-packages --distribute --clear .
> ...for both Python 2.5 and 2.6 and then deleting the distribute egg from
> lib/python2.#/site-packages but even that resulted in test failures.
> Not sure if this indicates a problem with the way buildout.python builds
> python.
I think this is simply because some of the zc.buildout tests run python 
-S (don't use site.py), and virtualenv relies on a modified site.py to 
add the stdlib to sys.path. IOW, the zc.buildout tests are not 
compatible with virtualenv's approach to isolation.

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