Guppy-PE/Heapy 0.1.9 released

Sverker Nilsson sn at
Tue Jun 23 17:20:39 CEST 2009

I am happy to announce Guppy-PE 0.1.9

Guppy-PE is a library and programming environment for Python,
currently providing in particular the Heapy subsystem, which supports
object and heap memory sizing, profiling and debugging. It also
includes a prototypical specification language, the Guppy
Specification Language (GSL), which can be used to formally specify
aspects of Python programs and generate tests and documentation from a
common source.

The main news in this release:

o A patch by Chad Austin to compile with Visual Studio 2003 and Python
  2.5 C compilers. I think this may fix similar problems with other
  Microsoft compilers.

o Interactive help system, providing a .doc attribute that can be used
  to get info on available attributes in text form and also by
  invoking a browser.

o New documentation file, heapy_tutorial.html.  It contains for now an
  example of how to get started and use the interactive help.

o Bug fix wrt pop for mutable bitset. (Not used in heapy, only in

o guppy.hpy().test() now includes the set-specific tests.

o Remote monitor does not longer require readline library being

License: MIT

Guppy-PE 0.1.9 is available in source tarball format on the Python
Package Index (a.k.a. Cheeseshop):

The project homepage is on Sourceforge:


Sverker Nilsson

Expertise in Linux, embedded systems, image processing, C, Python...

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