RFC: startup time - again

Matthieu Moy Matthieu.Moy at imag.fr
Wed Sep 10 08:35:49 BST 2008

Alexander Belchenko <bialix at ukr.net> writes:

> Russel Winder пишет:
>> On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 19:22 +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>>> So, Martin and I just had an interesting chat. We were talking about
>>> startup time and lazy_import etc.
>> I don't have anything concrete to contribute to the core of this issue,
>> I would just say that for the average user a startup time < 0.5s is
>> probably in the noise:
> I disagree: human reaction is about 200-300 ms. So 500 ms is too much.
> Especially comparing to hg speed.


Startup time >= 2s would be a _problem_, but changing a startup time
from 0.5 to 0.1s is a matter of comfort.

I usually advise people not understanding what I mean to

alias ls='sleep 0.4; ls'
alias cd='sleep 0.4; cd'

and to leave with it for some time. It doesn't make the thing
unusable, but gosh, it's really good when you unalias them!


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