Profiling the Python Interpreter

lokie.spods lokie.spods at
Thu Oct 4 10:18:14 CEST 2001

<gb at> wrote in message news:uzo79muqw.fsf at
> I'm not asking about profiling Python programs here. I'm very
> familiar with that.
> I want to profile the python interpreter itself. My goal is to
> discover where the time goes and in particular why the Cygwin version
> runs about 30% slower than the native version on win2k.
An easy question to answer without the need for profiling the Python
interpreter. Cygwin essentially provides an API layer between the host OS
and the compiled code, adding a nice speed bottleneck.

Anthony McDonald

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