ANN: prof2dot, version 0.4.1

Gregory Wright gwright at
Tue Aug 5 16:27:41 EDT 2008

Hi Neil,

Here's the (compressed) dot file from using darcs to get the whole
ghc repo.  It was generated by

	# prof2dot >

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The structure of the file is lines defining the edges followed by lines
defining the nodes, optionally followed by subgraph definitions that  
group the
nodes into modules.  If there is a format that would make post- 
easier, I can change it.


On Aug 5, 2008, at 4:02 PM, Neil Mitchell wrote:

> Hi Gregory,
> Sounds fantastic. I'd love to see a single example of the resultant
> .dot file, so I can figure out just how useful this might be to me.
> Thanks
> Neil
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Gregory Wright <gwright at>  
> wrote:
>> I am pleased to announce the release of prof2dot version 0.4.1,
>> a graphical profiling tool for use with GHC.
>> The program is a filter that takes the profiling output generated  
>> by running
>> a GHC-compiled program with the "+RTS -px -RTS" option and turns it  
>> into
>> a dot file.  (The "dot" format is a textual representation of a  
>> directed or
>> undirected graph.)
>> The dot file can rendered in any format supported by Graphviz's
>> dot program, and the file itself can be post-processed or edited to  
>> adjust
>> the
>> layout.

>> Prof2dot is available from Hackage in the "development" category.
>> -Greg
>> _______________________________________________

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