[Python-Dev] trace.py and the obscurity of Tools/scripts/ (was: Unittest list)
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 19:34:45 -0400
>>>>> "SM" == Skip Montanaro <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
zooko> So in terms of `trace.py', it is a widely useful tool and
zooko> already has a programmatic interface. Being added to the
zooko> hallowed Python Standard Library would be a major step up in
zooko> publicity and hence usage. It would require better docs
zooko> regarding the programmatic usage.
SM> It's speed cries out for a rewrite of some sort. I haven't
SM> thought about it, but I wonder if it could be layered on top of
Can any of the handler methods be re-coded in C? The hotshot changes
allow you to install a C function as a trace hook, but doesn't the
trace function in trace.py do a fair amount of work?