[Python-Dev] draft PEP: Trace and Profile Support for Threads

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 15:46:40 -0400

On Tue, Apr 22, 2003, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> Abstract
> ========
> This PEP describes a mechanism for attaching profile and trace
> functions to a thread when it is created.  This mechanism allows
> existing tools, like the profiler, to work with multi-threaded
> programs.  The new functionality is exposed via a new event type for
> trace functions.

Hrm.  While I don't want to overload what looks like a simple PEP, I'd
like some thoughts about how this ought to interact with thread-local
storage (if at all).  There are some modules (notably the BCD module)
that need to keep track of state on a per-thread basis, but without
requiring a user of the module to do the work.
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