[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"
tseaver at palladion.com
Sat Mar 28 01:18:02 CET 2009
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skip at pobox.com wrote:
> mal> Zip files are great for shipping packages to the end-user, but
> mal> there's no need to keep them zipped once they get there.
> I thought one of the arguments for zip files was a performance increase
> (reduced stat(2) calls, etc). I may misremember though.
Empirical evidence suggests that the win for zipfiles is only for a
*very* small set of them (basically, the whole app and all libraries in
a single zipfile). The two lines cross pretty fast after N == 1.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tseaver at palladion.com
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