Python CGI speed on MacOS X

John Abbe johnca at
Tue Jul 17 22:56:26 CEST 2001

I'm running MacOS X on a PowerBook G3 400MHz, and have Python 2.1
installed (from

Running some python stuff for CGI (PikiePikie -- see --
it's a cgi script and a bunch of modules; .pyc files have been generated).

It's very slow (about 6-7 seconds every time i click). Serving regular
pages is plenty fast, and PikiePikie at the above address is pretty fast
(a Linux box). Is there any obvious (or inobvious) advice for speeding
this up?


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