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Title: on Android _bootlocale on startup relies on too many library modules
Type: performance Stage: resolved
Components: Interpreter Core Versions: Python 3.7
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: xdegaye Nosy List: Arfrever, barry, benjamin.peterson, brett.cannon, christian.heimes, eric.araujo, eric.snow, ezio.melotti, flox, lemburg, mark.dickinson, ncoghlan, orsenthil, python-dev, rhettinger, vstinner, xdegaye, yan12125
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2016-11-03 09:48 by xdegaye, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
android-locale-utf8.patch yan12125, 2016-11-18 15:51 review
android-locale-utf8.patch yan12125, 2016-11-18 17:47 Patch version 2 review
android-locale-utf8.patch yan12125, 2016-12-04 13:35 Patch version 3 review
android-locale-utf8.patch yan12125, 2016-12-05 06:17 Patch version 4 review
android-locale-utf8.patch yan12125, 2016-12-07 11:07 Patch version 5 review
Messages (11)
msg279981 - (view) Author: Xavier de Gaye (xdegaye) * (Python triager) Date: 2016-11-03 09:48
Android does not have langinfo.h and this results in _bootlocale importing locale on startup (see issue 26928).

IMHO it is not acceptable to fallback to if CODESET is not available (in answer to Victor question in msg199367), because there are now two code paths to investigate weird bugs such as the one described by Antoine in issue 9548. Also note that Android platforms have a slow processor and limited RAM size, so they would strongly benefit from a startup sequence avoiding the imports made by the locale module. Since there is already a _bootlocale module, what are now the objections to implement the patch Antoine has proposed in issue 9548 ?

Nosying people from issue 9548.
msg281131 - (view) Author: (yan12125) * Date: 2016-11-18 15:51
Here's my try: force UTF-8 on Android as explained in msg281110. sys.getfilesystemencoding() is already UTF-8 since issue22747.

1. Starting up time 0.18~0.19s => 0.11~0.12s, on Android 6.0, ASUS ZE500KL (Qualcomm MSM8916 QuadCore 1.2GHz)
2. test_site passes
msg281153 - (view) Author: (yan12125) * Date: 2016-11-18 17:47
Version 2 - use sys.implementation._multiarch to determine whether it's Android or not
msg281170 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-11-18 21:27
I created the issue #28740: Add sys.getandroidapilevel().
msg282339 - (view) Author: (yan12125) * Date: 2016-12-04 13:35
Patch version 3, using sys.getandroidapilevel()
msg282386 - (view) Author: (yan12125) * Date: 2016-12-05 06:17
Thanks Victor. Here's new patch, which uses hasattr
msg282481 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-12-05 22:54
android-locale-utf8.patch LGTM, but I added minor comments on the review.

I would prefer to let Xavier merges this one, since he can test it.
msg282505 - (view) Author: Xavier de Gaye (xdegaye) * (Python triager) Date: 2016-12-06 07:41
This is a performance issue. I will look at it shortly.
msg282616 - (view) Author: (yan12125) * Date: 2016-12-07 11:07
Patch version 5, updated comments. Thanks for all of those feedbacks :)
msg283472 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2016-12-17 08:20
New changeset 1756beed417c by Xavier de Gaye in branch 'default':
Issue #28596: The preferred encoding is UTF-8 on Android.
msg283475 - (view) Author: Xavier de Gaye (xdegaye) * (Python triager) Date: 2016-12-17 08:38
Closing the issue. Thanks for the patch Chi Hsuan Yen.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:39adminsetgithub: 72782
2017-03-31 23:33:26adminsetpull_requests: - pull_request1113
2017-03-31 23:33:06ezio.melottisetpull_requests: + pull_request1113
2017-03-31 23:23:42ezio.melottisetpull_requests: - pull_request1113
2017-03-31 23:12:21ezio.melottisetnosy: + ezio.melotti
2017-03-31 16:36:39dstufftsetpull_requests: + pull_request1113
2016-12-17 08:39:00xdegayesetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg283475

stage: patch review -> resolved
2016-12-17 08:20:06python-devsetmessages: + msg283472
2016-12-07 11:07:39yan12125setfiles: + android-locale-utf8.patch

messages: + msg282616
2016-12-06 07:41:22xdegayesetmessages: + msg282505
2016-12-05 22:54:32vstinnersetmessages: + msg282481
2016-12-05 06:17:47yan12125setfiles: + android-locale-utf8.patch

messages: + msg282386
2016-12-04 13:35:00yan12125setfiles: + android-locale-utf8.patch

messages: + msg282339
2016-12-03 16:42:30xdegayesetassignee: xdegaye
stage: needs patch -> patch review
type: behavior -> performance
versions: - Python 3.6
2016-11-18 21:27:03vstinnersetmessages: + msg281170
2016-11-18 17:59:49pitrousetnosy: - pitrou
2016-11-18 17:47:32yan12125setfiles: + android-locale-utf8.patch

messages: + msg281153
2016-11-18 15:51:44yan12125setfiles: + android-locale-utf8.patch

nosy: + yan12125
messages: + msg281131

keywords: + patch
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