A smarter(?) package importer.
gmcm at hypernet.com
Wed Nov 7 14:44:28 CET 2001
Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
[import caching failures]
> Does the performance boost occur mainly because each subsequent
> failure would mean that sys.modules would have to scan through all of
> its keys and then fail? Hmmm, but if you kept caching failure, you'd
> increase the number of keys. If the package nesting is substantial
> for every global module this would insert several new item into
But sys.modules is a dictionary. It's hashed, not scanned.
If you *don't* cache failure, you get 3 (4 on Windows) attempted
opens per directory that you could have avoided.
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