[PyKDE] python profiler with pyqt

Richie Hindle richie at entrian.com
Thu Nov 18 16:36:01 GMT 2004

> Has anyone tried using the python profiler to profile a pyQt-based app?
> When I run it on my application it ignores all the qt function calls, and 
> only profiles methods which I have defined myself.

I don't use PyQt, but I suspect the reason is that the PyQt calls are
implemented directly in C.  The Python profiler only profiles functions
that are implemented in Python.

I have a recipe in the Python Cookbook here:


that lets you wrap a C module in a transparent Python wrapper, so that
the profiler will work for it.  Whether it's reasonable to attempt to do
this for something as large as PyQt I don't know.

Richie Hindle
richie at entrian.com

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