[Python-Dev] s/hotshot/lsprof

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Nov 21 04:04:09 CET 2005

Tim Peters wrote:
> [Martin v. Löwis]
>>>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.
> [Fredrik Lundh]
>>is this some intrinsic property of profilers?  if the existing tool has
>>problems, why not improve the tool itself?
> How many regexp engines has Python gone through now?  Profilers are
> even more irritating to write and maintain than those -- and you
> presumably know why you started over from scratch instead of improving
> pcre, or whatever-the-heck-it-was that came before that ;-)
>>do we really need CADT-based development in the standard library?
> Since I didn't know what that meant, Google helpfully told me:
>      Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment
I suspect you may already know that Fredrik referred to

         Cascade of Attention-Deficit Teenagers

Where's the BDFL to say "yes" or "no" when you need one?

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