[PyKDE] python profiler with pyqt

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Thu Nov 18 17:11:12 GMT 2004

> [Solly]
>> 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:
>   http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/81535
> 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.

Python 2.4 supports profiling of C functions.


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