[Python-Dev] trace.py and the obscurity of Tools/scripts/ (was: Unittest list)
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:44:12 -0700
Skip Montanaro <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My trace.py stuff is actually in the distribution these days at
> Tools/scripts/trace.py. It's languished since I first ripped off profile.py
> to create it.
Actually I rewrote some of it before 2.2. Your mention of it has prompted me
to go ahead and submit a patch that has been lurking around in my sandbox for
a couple of months, patch 542562 .
It is almost unusuably slow. I'm not sure if I'm responsible for that. There
is a faster alternative by Gareth Rees , but it has other drawbacks and
anyway I'm not already familiar with its guts so I don't feel like hacking on
it. The final word on that thread was Skip's suggestion of a whole new
The Obscurity of Tools/scripts/
Since even python-dev'ers find ancient copies of trace.py on ftp sites before
they find the one in the Tools/scripts/ directory, and since the debian
package of Python 2.2 comes without a Tools/scripts/ directory at all,
I conclude that the Tools/scripts/ directory it isn't doing its job very
well. I suggest it either be killed or fixed. I'm not sure how to do the
latter -- link to it from the doc pages?
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