[Python-Dev] the new profiler and profiling c calls

Simon Percivall s.percivall at chello.se
Tue Jul 13 00:15:14 CEST 2004

I think there's a slight problem with the profiling of C calls in
the new profiler.

When profiling method calls, the C function name is the repr()
of the method, which means that a call for instance on
str.endswith on different string instances ends up as completely
separate calls. This might be intentional, but it's different
than the way Python code is profiled, and it's irritating.

Testing if a thousand different lines ends in a certain way means
the default output from profile gets another thousand lines. I don't
really think that's how it should be.

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