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Re: python again (was: Bug#225999: ITP: debsync -- installed packages synchronization tool)

ti, 2004-01-06 kello 19:33, John Goerzen kirjoitti:
> Exactly, which is why I am so confused as to what all the fuss about pyc
> and pyo files is all about.  They are optimizations, and the programs
> work fine without them, and programs work fine with invalid ones, too.
> The optimization gained gives Python a minimal edge over Perl in some
> cases -- perhaps for CGI scripts -- but I have never yet seen a
> situation in which pyc/pyo files made any kind of noticable performance
> difference.

I have. When I benchmarked my mailing list manager (with up to a million
mails), using a pre-compiled byte code file did have a small but
significant impact. Probably not important for most people, though.

> There are a lot of Python packages and Python modules in Debian that
> have counter-productive dependencies.

That is probably true.


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