Slow python on particular computer

Gordon McMillan gmcm at
Sat Aug 28 00:05:50 EDT 1999

Paul Prescod wrote:

> Has anyone seen a case where Python runs REALLY, painfully slowly on
> an otherwise spritely Windows 95 machine? It takes something like 8
> seconds to launch the interpreted and parse a 10 line program.
> Something must be mis-configured.

Disk fragmentation is the most likely problem. Maybe registry 
pollution, especially if you're using COM.

- Gordon

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