[Python-Dev] 2.3 startup speed?

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Thu, 10 Jul 2003 15:46:41 -0500

    Martin> Yes, MAL checked in a patch, to remove re usage in
    Martin> encodings/__init__.py. Nobody ever verified whether this had any
    Martin> impact - most likely the impact was not significant.

I thought that part of the problem was continued attempts to look for
modules in the usually non-existent python23.zip.  I believe Just said
something about the current structure requiring it to remain in sys.path
even if it doesn't exist.