Re: Why site-packages?

Discussion in 'Python' started by Ian Kelly, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Ian Kelly

    Ian Kelly Guest

    On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Dan Stromberg <> wrote:
    >> Right now this all seems highly speculative to me. I think it might
    >> be informative, either to you or to me, to do an actual timing test.
    >> Why don't you try setting up two side-by-side installations of Python,
    >> one with all the site-packages cruft, and one trimmed down to only
    >> what you think should be in there, and see if you can measure a real
    >> difference in startup time?

    >
    > In the original stackoverflow thread I mentioned, there's a speed
    > comparison.


    That's just comparing using -S against not using -S, though. As I
    understand it, you don't want to use -S; you still want to import site
    but just want to pare down your site-packages for a speedup.
    Ian Kelly, Jul 4, 2012
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