[Python-Dev] cProfile prints to stdout?

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Sat Feb 25 21:39:24 CET 2006

>I just noticed that cProfile (like profile) prints to stdout.  Yuck.  I
> guess that's to be expected because the pstats module does the actual
> printing and it's used by both modules.  I'm willing to give up backward
> compatibility to achieve a little more sanity and flexibility here.  I
> propose rewriting the necessary bits to att a stream= keyword argument where
> necessary and using stream.write(...) or print >> stream, ... instead of the
> current bare print.  I'd prefer the default for the stream be sys.stderr as
> well.
> Thoughts?

FWIW, this idea has come-up a couple of times before so it should probably get 
fixed once and for all.


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