On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Chris Angelico <ros...@gmail.com> wrote:
> A deployed Python distribution generally has .pyc files for all of the
> standard library. I don't think people want to lose the ability to
> call help(), and unless I'm misunderstanding, that requires
> docstrings. So this will mean twice as many files and twice as many
> file-open calls to import from the standard library. What will be the
> impact on startup time?

What about instead of separate files turning the single file into a
pseudo-zip file containing all of the proposed files, and provide a
simple tool for removing whatever parts you don't want?

-- 
Zach
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