On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 07:45:09PM +0200, Dieter Maurer wrote: > Marius Gedminas wrote at 2007-5-22 14:18 +0300: > > ... > >seem to be minor inconveniences rather than show-stoppers to me. I'd > >love to hear real horror stories. > > I do not have horror stories but dislike system pythons because > they tend to have debugging symbols stripped. > > Unfortunately, Zope applications sometimes crash or spin > and it is often very efficient to be able to use a C level > debugger to analyse such situations. However, this has only any > hope when Python still has its debugging information...
Another good point. I recently needed that to figure out why Zope 3 request processing threads got stuck communicating with an aspell subprocess. (That's when I discovered that if I apt-get install python2.4-dbg in Ubuntu, I'll get debug symbols for the system Python.) Is there any documentation about how to extract the Python level stack trace when you've attached to a Python program at C level with gdb? (One of my fantasies (i.e. projects I'll never find the time to work on) is adding Python support to sysprof, the whole-system statistical profiler for Linux.) Marius Gedminas -- Place mark here ->[ ]<- if you want a dirty monitor.
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