Loading a profiling file dumped by hotshot goes *35% faster* than with hotshot's old method!
Specifically on a Sun Ultra 10 with a TI UltraSparc IIi (Sabre) processor -872BogoMips if that tells anything- I loaded the profile dump of pystones in 139.8 seconds with my new code (hstats.Stats("stones.prof")). Compare this to the hotshot.stats.load("stones.prof") which takes 214.5 seconds.
Not that I can do anything yet with this loaded data tho... But it does fill a nice dictionary wich I only have to sort and show. No calculations to do anymore.