I am using the DocumentTemplate (dtml) portion of zope in a python program
using cgi.  The "import DocumentTemplate" step alone seems to take almost 1
(ONE) second on my hardware.  This seems extremely high compared with the load
time of python alone of about 0.3 seconds.

To benchmark this, I made a simple test python script (time_test.py):
    import time
    t1 = time.time()
    ###import DocumentTemplate
    t2 = time.time()
    print "t1:%s   t2:%s   diff:%s" % (time.ctime(t1), time.ctime(t2), t2 - t1)

Run as "time ./time_test" with the DocumentTemplate line commented out, the
script takes an average of 0.330 seconds real time.  If I uncomment the import
statement, the script takes an average of 1.350 seconds real time and a 'diff
time' of 0.9 seconds representing time spent importing DocumentTemplate.

Now, I hope not to be laughed out of the list :-D, but my hardware is a
Pentium 100 with 48 Meg of ram.  I am running redhat 6.2 with python 1.5.2.
My DocumentTemplate is extracted from Zope 2.2.2 and placed in my
'site-packages' directory.

My questions:
 - Do people have any suggestions on how to make this process any quicker?  

 - Are there any plans to speed up/optimize DocumentTemplate (I see there is
   already a cDocumentTemplate file, not sure what else can be done)?  

 - I see there is a new version of Zope (2.2.5), does it have any major speed
   improvements in DocumentTemplate (the changelog and history files did not
   reflect this)?


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