[Python-Dev] Autoloading? (Making Queue.Queue easier to use)

skip@pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Sat Oct 15 15:15:43 CEST 2005

    >> BTW, what's the performance problem in importing unnecessary stuff
    >> (assuming pyc files are already generated) ?

    Fredrik> larger modules can easily take 0.1-0.2 seconds to import (at
    Fredrik> least if they use enough external dependencies).

I wish it was that short.  At work we use lots of SWIG-wrapped C++
libraries.  Whole lotta dynamic linking goin' on...  In our case I don't
think autoloading would help all that much.  We actually use all that stuff.
The best we could do would be to defer the link step for a couple seconds.


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