[Tutor] 1.5.2 slow going

Daniel Yoo dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Sat, 13 Jan 2001 23:05:10 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, gtnorton wrote:

> I just loaded 1.5.2 on to my old IBM Thinkpad(486, 20MB RAM, Windows
> 95)and it is running at a snails pace. To open IDLE takes approx. 35
> seconds and the command-line is only slightly faster and once open,
> it's no better.

Hmmm.  Hard question --- you're probably running into memory constraints
with the 20mb's of ram.  I'm guessing that the slowness comes from Windows
having to grind for virtual memory.

There's another Python implementation called Stackless Python ---- I have
no idea of its memory use, but it can't hurt to try it:


> I know the obvious thought may be a system upgrade or new computer,
> but everything else runs great.

Good luck to you!