[Numpy-discussion] distutils issue - python 3.1 on windows

David david@silveregg.co...
Mon Aug 2 20:20:19 CDT 2010


On 08/03/2010 02:57 AM, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 12:52:12 -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
> [clip]
>> I believe we avoided the inspect module because it is quite expensive to
>> import. It may not matter inside numpy.distutils, but be wary of
>> "fixing" things to use inspect elsewhere. It would be worth extracting
>> the commonly-used pieces of inspect (and hacks like this) into an
>> internal utility module that is fast to import.
>
> We actually have `numpy.compat._inspect` and
>
> 	from numpy.compat import getargspec
>
> that could be used here.
>

Yep, it was added precisely for avoiding the slow import of upstream 
inspect,

cheers,

David


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