wxPython Not Ready for Commercial Use

Bill Wilkinson bwilk_97 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 19 14:07:35 CEST 2004

Baalbek <thats at it.com> wrote in message news:<xQ53d.10207$g%5.124689 at news2.e.nsc.no>...
> Bill Wilkinson wrote:
> > I use Jython with the POI libraries for publishing to Excel.
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/
> The Jython/POI combination is indeed my favourite way of dealing with 
> Excel, BUT somehow reading Excel files 500KB and larger takes an 
> incredible amount of time (f.ex reading a document about 600Kb makes me 
> sit and wait for several minutes).
> Any idea why the POI takes such a long time to read relatively small 
> Excel files (it's not Jython's fault, I tested the POI classes in Ant, 
> and same thing there).
> Baalbek

hmmm, yes, it can be slow like that.  I don't know the reasons. But
there is competition, Java Excel API.  Which is also a hoot from
It is supposedly faster.


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