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From: "drago01" <drago01(a)gmail.com>
To: "Development discussions related to Fedora"
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:20:27 AM
Subject: Re: Fedora 23 cloud image (and, for that matter, minimal anything) bloat
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Matej Stuchlik <mstuchli(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> When it comes to python3, one way to shave off ~9MiB from python3-libs, and
> possibly quite a bit more overall, would be to not install both optimized
> unoptimized bytecode, as we do now, but just the unoptimized one (the
> hit should be very small).
How small is "very small" ? Have you measured it?
I don't think 9MB of disk space is worth taking a performance hit for ...
The only difference between unoptimized and "optimized" bytecode should be that
the latter is missing all docstrings, has disable asserts and sets __debug__ to False,
I can't imagine this being significant, performance wise.
That said I do not plan on doing this before I measure the performance difference and
discuss it on python-sig and python-linux.
Also note that it's possibly not just 9MB. For instance python3-boto, also on this
save 4.7MB, python3-pip 2.9MB. In general most python packages could go down in size by