[Numpy-discussion] Lazy imports again

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Mon Jul 16 16:50:23 CDT 2012


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Working lazy imports would be useful to have. Ralf is opposed to the idea
> because it caused all sorts of problems on different platforms when it was
> tried in scipy.


Note that my being opposed is because the benefits are smaller than the
cost. If there was a better reason than shaving a couple of extra ms off
the import time or being able to more cleanly deprecate modules, then of
course it's possible I'd change my mind.

Ralf



> I thought I'd open the topic for discussion so that folks who had various
> problems/solutions could offer input and the common experience could be
> collected in one place. Perhaps there is a solution that actually works.
>
> Ideas?
>
> Chuck
>
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