I’ve uploaded Devel::NYTProf 2.09 to CPAN.
If you’re using VMS the big news is that Peter (Stig) Edwards has contributed patches that enable NYTProf to work on VMS. Yeah! Thanks Peter.
For the rest of us there’s only one significant new feature in this release: NYTProf now includes a heuristic (that’s geek for “it’ll be wrong sometimes”) to handle modules using AutoLoader. The most common of which are Storable and POSIX. You may have encountered a warning like this when running nytprofhtml:
Unable to open '/../../lib/Storable.pm' for reading: No such file or directory
It’s a symptom of a deeper problem caused by AutoSplit, the companion to AutoLoader. The details of the cause, effect, and fix aren’t worth going into now. If you’re interested you can read my summary to the mailing list.
The upshot is that NYTProf now reports times for autoloaded subs as if the sub was part of the parent module. Just what you want. Time spent in the AUTOLOAD’er sub is also reported, naturally.
There is a small chance that the heuristic will pick the wrong ‘parent’ module file for the autoloaded subroutine file. That can happen if there are other modules that use the same name for the last portion of the package name (e.g., Bar::Foo and Baz::Foo). If it ever happens to you, please let me know. Ideally with a small test case.
One other particularly notable item is that the
savesrc option wasn’t working reliably. Thanks to Andy Grundman providing a good test case, that’s now been fixed.