[Python-Dev] Possible performance regression

Stephen J. Turnbull turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Wed Feb 27 02:51:55 EST 2019

Raymond Hettinger writes:

 > We're trying to keep performant the ones that people actually use.
 > For the Mac, I think there are only four that matter:
 > 1) The one we distribute on the python.org 
 >     website at https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.0/python-3.8.0a2-macosx10.9.pkg
 > 2) The one installed by homebrew
 > 3) The way folks typically roll their own:
 > 	$ ./configure && make               (or some variant of make install)
 > 4) The one shipped by Apple and put in /usr/bin

I don't see the relevance of (4) since we're talking about the
bleeding edge AFAICT.  Not clear about Homebrew -- since I've been
experimenting with it recently I use the bottled versions, which
aren't bleeding edge.

If prebuilt packages matter, I would add MacPorts (or substitute it
for (4) since nothing seems to get Apple's attention) and Anaconda
(which is what I recommend to my students).  But I haven't looked at
MacPorts' recent download stats, and maybe I'm just the odd one out.


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