Startup time minimization reading list

It’s well documented that Python’s startup times are rather slow:

  1. When compared to other scripting languages, such as Lua
  2. When compared to previous verisons, such as Python 2.7

Other languages, such as Julia and Racket, are facing similar struggles.

Out of academic interest, are there any resources I could read about recent efforts to diagnose and improve startup times? I ask, because I would like to compare the problems faced by Julia and Python developers trying to address this challenge.

To be clear, I am not trying to champion one language over the other. I’m just curious about the various community efforts to resolve similar problems.

There have been various discussions on the Python-Ideas and Python-Dev
mailing lists, and on the bug tracker.

Sorry I don’t have time to trawl the archives for links right now, but
you can start here: