[Python-Dev] _sre as part of python.dll

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 09 Aug 2002 11:01:30 -0400

> I remember doing some similar testing probably around the Python 2.0
> timeframe and found a huge speed up by avoiding the import of site.py
> for largely the same reasons (avoiding tons of stat calls).  It's not
> always practical to avoid loading site.py, but if you can, you can get
> a big startup win.

It's also easy: "python -S" avoids loading site.py.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)