[Python-Dev] Python startup optimization: script vs. service

Christian Heimes christian at python.org
Mon Oct 2 10:48:37 EDT 2017

On 2017-10-02 14:05, George King wrote:
> I’m new to this issue, but curious: could the long-running server
> mitigate lazy loading problems simply by explicitly importing the
> deferred modules, e.g. at the top of __main__.py? It would require some
> performance tracing or other analysis to figure out what needed to be
> imported, but this might be a very easy way to win back response times
> for demanding applications. Conversely, small scripts currently have no
> recourse.

That approach could work, but I think that it is the wrong approach. I'd
rather keep Python optimized for long-running processes and introduce a
new mode / option to optimize for short-running scripts.


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