[Python-Dev] Cython for cPickle?

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Thu Apr 19 23:19:41 CEST 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 16:08, Stefan Behnel
>> While code generation alleviates the burden of tedious languages, it's also
>> infinitely more complex, makes debugging very difficult and adds to
>> prerequisite knowledge, among other drawbacks.
> You can use gdb for source level debugging of Cython code and cProfile to
> profile it. Try that with C-API code.

I know I'm in the minority of committers being on Windows, but we do
receive a good amount of reports and contributions from Windows users
who dive into the C code. The outside contributors actually gave the
strongest indication that we needed to move to VS2010.

Visual Studio by itself makes debugging unbelievably easy, and with
the Python Tools for VS plugin it even allows Visual Studio's built-in
profiler to work. I know Windows is not on most people's maps, but if
we have to scrap the debugger, that's another learning curve
attachment to evaluate.

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