Improving interpreter startup speed

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Oct 27 06:36:19 CET 2008

David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:52 AM, James Mills
> <prologic at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:12 AM, Benjamin Kaplan
>> +1 This thread is stupid and pointless.
>> Even for a so-called cold startup 0.5s is fast enough!
> Not if the startup is the main cost for a command you need to repeat many times.

It this a theoretical problem or an actual one, that we might have other 
suggestions for?

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