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Author vstinner
Recipients Arfrever, barry, carljm, eric.araujo, michael.foord, nuald, tarek, vstinner
Date 2011-08-20.22:21:18
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"avoid parsing pyconfig.h and Makefile in the sysconfig module by autogenerating an extension module"

This feature will be appreciated by small devices embeding Python: on such device, headers and Makefile are not copied to not waste disk space.

To me, it is also an horrible thing to parse pyconfig.h and Makefile at startup, because these files are non trivial to parse and it should be done only once. Because these files are created one, we should parse them once, when Python is compiled. So an "autogenerating an extension module" is an excellent idea. It will speed up Python startup.
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