5 The Oz Profiler: ozd -p

The Oz profiler is extensively documented in ``The Mozart Profiler''. We describe it here merely in its incarnation as a command line application. Furthermore, we only document its options.

If you have created an Oz application which you normally start from the shell as follows:

Foo Args ... 

Then you can run it under control of the Oz profiler by using the following command instead:

ozd -p Foo -- Args ...

Any Oz application can be run in the profiler, but you only get the full benefit of the profiling interface when the code being executed was compiled with the -p option to include profiling instrumentation code. The profiler and the debugger share the same interface.

The double dash -- separates the arguments intended for ozd from those intended for the application being run under the profiler.

--help, -h, -?

Display information on legal options, then exit

-p, --profiler, --mode=profiler

You must supply this option in order to start the profiler; otherwise the debugger is started instead (see Chapter 4).

-g, --debugger, --mode=debugger

This is the default option: it starts the debugger (see Chapter 4). As mentioned above, in order to actually start the profiler, you must supply the -p option.

-E, --(no)useemacs

Starts a subordinate Emacs process. This will be used to display the source code corresponding to the profile data being examined.


Specifies the Emacs binary to run for option -E. The default is $OZEMACS if set, else emacs.

Denys Duchier, Leif Kornstaedt and Christian Schulte
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