[macports-ports] branch master updated: Add optimizations variant to python{27, 35, 36, 37}

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Sun Jul 15 23:46:59 UTC 2018

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at 13:30, Perry E. Metzger <pmetzger at macports.org> wrote:
> It can take tens of minutes instead of a minute or two to build
> when you turn it on. That's quite different from the fairly slight
> change that normal optimization brings.

Does it change the amount of time to install a binary package? For
most users the cost will be paid by the builders, not the users.

> Indeed, for some people, the
> extra time for the build may significantly exceed the sum of the gains
> they ever experience running Python over the lifetime of the binaries.

And those people can turn it off.

> It is thus now available for users, but not the default.

And this is a mistake.

Eitan Adler

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