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Do not use "profile", use "cProfile"

For those who didn't see the presentation at PyCon:

  • do not use the profile module with python 2.x
  • use the cProfile module (or hotshot if you're on < 2.4)

the profile module has extremely high overhead and will produce results that would have you doing the wrong thing if you were to believe them.  See ...

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