does opensource move faster with python?

Bernhard Herzog herzog at
Sun Mar 5 13:41:41 CET 2000

grant at nowhere. (Grant Edwards) writes:

> I switched from xfig to sketch a couple months ago.  So far
> sketch has been plenty fast enough in interactive use (AMD
> K6-350 w/ 64M). 

Then your machine is at least twice as fast as mine ;) and it's fast
enough for me, although it tends to get a bit slow for very complex

> The command-line eps-exporter program is
> noticably slower than the transfig equivalent, but not enough
> to worry about.

sk2ps has a relatively high startup cost. It imports and initializes
most of the Sketch modules and that alone takes about 2.5 seconds on my

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