[Numpy-discussion] how much does binary size matter?
Matthew Brett
matthew.brett at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 08:57:41 EDT 2019
Hi,
Obviously this is a trade-off; if we can increase binary size we can
add more optimizations, for more platforms, and development will be a
little faster, because we are not having to spend time optimizing for
binary size.
If people on slow internet connections had to download numpy multiple
times, I guess this would be an issue, but I've lived behind
excruciatingly slow and unreliable connections, in Cuba, and, for a
download you do a few times a year, I very much doubt there would be
practical difference between 16M and say, 20M. If it's 16M vs 50M,
then I think it's worth having the discussion, with the relevant
trade-offs.
Cheers,
Matthew
On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM Éric Depagne <eric at depagne.org> wrote:
>
> Le vendredi 26 avril 2019, 12:49:39 SAST Ilhan Polat a écrit :
> Hi Ihlan,
>
> That's an interesting link, but they provide the average, which is not a very
> good indicator. I have myself a 100 Mb/s link where I live, which means that
> as Akamai ranks my country with an average speed of 6.7 Mb/s, a lot of person
> have a connection that does not reach 1 Mb/s. Of course, many of those will
> not be interested in downloading numpy, so that might not be an issue.
>
> Éric.
>
> > here is a baseline
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Internet_connection_speed
> > s . Probably a good idea to throttle values at 60% of the bandwidth and you
> > get a crude average delay it would cause per 1MB worldwide.
> >
> > On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 11:49 AM Éric Depagne <eric at depagne.org> wrote:
> > > Le vendredi 26 avril 2019, 11:10:56 SAST Ralf Gommers a écrit :
> > > Hi Ralf,
> > >
> > > > Right now a wheel is 16 MB. If we increase that by 10%/50%/100% - are we
> > > > causing a real problem for someone?
> > >
> > > Access to large bandwidth is not universal at all, and in many countries
> > > (I'd
> > > even say in most of the countries around the world), 16 Mb is a
> > > significant
> > > amount of data so increasing it is a burden.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Éric.
> > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Ralf
> > >
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