Is it possible to fasten the import of cgi?

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py at
Thu Jan 18 09:29:36 EST 2007

"Cecil Westerhof" <dummy at> escribió en el mensaje 
news:45af6f47$0$322$e4fe514c at

>I have a cgi-script dat uses the modules cgi, os, sys and time. Offcourse I
> can not time the time used to import time, but os and sys do not take more
> as a millisecond. My script itself takes 3 or 4 milliseconds. But 
> importing
> cgi takes 95 milliseconds. (This is on my test system a PII 300 MHz. Is
> there a way to make this more fast? The import off cgi makes the script at
> least 20 times as slow. Something like mod-python is not a possibility. I
> could use it on my test machine, but not at the osting provider.
Surely os was imported earlier, and was already loaded. sys is a builtin 
module. But I think your problem is not how much time takes importing cgi, 
but how much time takes launching a new python process on each request.

Gabriel Genellina 

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