Python as ActiveScripting language for IE

Gerson Kurz gerson.kurz at
Sun Sep 16 08:49:54 CEST 2001

I'm using Python as client-side scripting language in IE. It works
really great! But, when I do this

- load page that has Python scripts on it
- load page that does not
- load page that has again Python in it

it seems that the Python runtime gets unloaded between the first two
steps, only to be loaded back again later. The problem is that loading
the python runtime seems to take too much time - at least if you have
to support low-spec machines (Pentium, 400, 64mb). 

Can anybody please tell me how to speed up the load time? I am so
desperate that I'm already thinking of really dirty tricks like
patching IE so that the Python21.dll gets loaded when IE starts and
remains in memory. (I should say that I'm using 2.1.0 not 2.1.1 yet on
that particular machine. Would that make any difference ?)

More information about the Python-list mailing list