[Python-Dev] bdb.py trace C implementation?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Apr 2 01:14:25 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> 2009/4/1 Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:
>> Tracing has other uses besides debugging though.
> The OP said he wished to implement a C trace function for bdb.
> Wouldn't that make it only applicable to debugging?

I honestly don't recall, but I believe pretty much everyone who uses
tracing does so via bdb.py. And yes, when debugging sometimes you have
to silently skip 1000 iterations until a condition becomes true, and
the tracking speed matters.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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