[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: [wxPython-mac] Slow module loading revisited

Jason Petrone jpetrone at cnri.reston.va.us
Thu Oct 16 13:09:06 EDT 2003

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 05:49:59PM -0700, Robin Dunn wrote:
> As in [3] Morgen has tried rebuilding both Python and libwx_mac with and 
> without prebinding, with no apparent change in the startup delay.  Has 
> there been any further enlightenment on this subject since February?  Is 
> the standard MacPython-OSX downloadable from Jack's page now built with 
> or without prebinding?  Any suggestions?

I was able to make some improvement in load time by linking the
Carbon framework to the python executable, so it could be prebound.

This was a while ago, and I forget all the steps involved, but one thing
I had to do was compile wxMac with special flags to allow it to be
loaded into a prebound python.  Otherwise I would get a DYLD_DEBUG 
message like "can't load non-prebound library into prebound executable,
disabling prebinding."


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