[Python-Dev] Python 2.3 startup slowness, import related?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Oct 10 18:08:16 EDT 2003

> Python 2.3 seems to be really sluggish starting up.

There have been I think at least two past threads on this issue; it
might be useful to look them up.

While a bit of work was done to alleviate the problem, 2.3 remains
much slower because it imports a much larger set of modules at

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

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