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

Perry E. Metzger pmetzger at macports.org
Mon Jul 16 11:18:55 UTC 2018

On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:34:58 -0700 Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com>
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at 17:00, Perry E. Metzger
> <pmetzger at macports.org> wrote:
> >
> > I want to be clear about something. In theory, we could turn on
> > runtime trace guided optimization for _every_ binary. Python isn't
> > particularly special on this. It would also, in my opinion, be a
> > horrible mistake -- the benefits are fairly small compared to the
> > astonishing build times. There are people for whom this is
> > important, but they're not normal users.  
> Users that build that want shorter build times can turn off
> optimizations. Those that use the defaults and use binary packages,
> do not have that option.
> Remember, as a macports developer, or even contributor, you're in
> the minority. The vast majority of people just stay with the
> defaults.

Which is why making it take a couple orders of magnitude longer
to build seems like a bad idea. On an older machine this could be a
very very long time indeed.

Perry E. Metzger		pmetzger at macports.org

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