[Python-Dev] s/hotshot/lsprof

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Nov 20 23:33:42 CET 2005

Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> The same could be said about hotshot, which was originally contributed
> by Fred Drake, and hacked by Tim Peters, yourself, and others. Yet, now
> people want to remove it again.
> I'm really concerned that the same fate will happen to any new
> profiling library: anybody but the original author will hate it,
> write his own, and then suggest to replace the existing one.

is this some intrinsic property of profilers?  if the existing tool has
problems, why not improve the tool itself?  do we really need CADT-
based development in the standard library?

(on the other hand, I'm not sure we need a profiler as part of the
standard library either, but that's me...)


More information about the Python-Dev mailing list