[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Lib urllib.py,1.96,1.97

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Mon, 10 Jul 2000 12:35:50 -0400

Guido van Rossum <guido@beopen.com>:
> I believe you are mistaken, or at least expressing yourself unclearly
> in the checkin comment.  While the test function *objects* indeed
> aren't created in your new version, it doesn't actually save any time
> when loading the module: all the code in a module is parsed, or all
> the bytecode is unmarshalled, regardless of whether it is executed.
> All you save in performance is a LOAD_CONST, a MAKE_FUNCTION, and a
> STORE_NAME -- all of which don't really do any work.

OK, correction accepted.  But this is still a good idea for documentation
purposes, no?
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