Shrinky-dink Python (also, non-Unicode Python build is broken)

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe+thunder at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 03:04:46 CET 2006


Giovanni Bajo:

> - There will be some opposition to the obvious policy of "keeping the bare
> minimum inside the DLL" because of inefficiencies in the Python build
> system. 

    It is also non-optimal for those that do want the full set of 
modules as separate files can add overhead for block sizing (both on 
disk and in memory, executables pad out each section to some block 
size), by requiring more load-time inter-module fixups, and by not 
allowing the linker to perform some optimizations. It'd be worthwhile 
seeing if the DLL would speed up or shrink if whole program optimization 
was turned on.

    Neil



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