[vlc-devel] vlc: svn commit r21540 (pdherbemont)

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Tue Aug 28 16:17:52 CEST 2007

On 28 août 07, at 15:49, Damien Fouilleul wrote:

> only -O0 is guaranteed to give a debug environment free of  
> optimizations
> quirks, -O2 will also give your problems when debugging.

That makes senses to use O0. However, O3 is also the optimization  
option that turn on finline-functions and frename-registers, which  
makes debugging hard with gdb. O2 is fine here, and will be in most  
cases. It is generally admitted that O2 just works.

Anyway, I don't mind having a custom patch hanging in my configure.  
But don't you feel that --enable-debug should lower optimization by  
default? If so I'll patch configure to disable optimization by  
default if --enable-debug is on.

Alternatively we could override O3 parameters when debugging, so that  
gcc can produce debug-able binaries.

What are your thoughts on that?


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