Improving interpreter startup speed

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Mon Oct 27 08:46:03 CET 2008

En Sun, 26 Oct 2008 23:52:32 -0200, James Mills  
<prologic at> escribió:

> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:12 AM, Benjamin Kaplan
> <benjamin.kaplan at> wrote:
>> You must be in a real big hurry if half a second matters that much to  
>> you.
>> Maybe if it took 5 seconds for the interpreter to start up, I could
>> understand having a problem with the start up time.
> +1 This thread is stupid and pointless.
> Even for a so-called cold startup 0.5s is fast enough!

I don't see the need to be rude.
And I DO care for Python startup time and memory footprint, and others do  
too. Even if it's a stupid thing (for you).

Gabriel Genellina

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