[Python-Dev] 2.0 Optimization & speed

Fredrik Lundh Fredrik Lundh" <effbot@telia.com
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 19:38:07 +0200

mal wrote:
> > - compact the unicodedata database, which is expected to reduce the
> >   mem footprint, maybe improve startup time, etc. (ongoing)
> This was postponed to 2.1. It doesn't have any impact on
> performance...

sure has, for anyone distributing python applications.  we're
talking more than 1 meg of extra binary bloat (over 2.5 megs
of extra source code...)

the 2.0 release PEP says:

    Compression of Unicode database - Fredrik Lundh
      SF Patch 100899
      At least for 2.0b1.  May be included in 2.0 as a bug fix.

(the API is frozen, and we have an extensive test suite...)