[vlc-devel] [PATCH] configure: enable debug by default

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Thu Feb 7 13:23:13 CET 2019

It seems that lot of developers forget to enable this option. This option
enables assert and other debug codes (like the very useful thread/mutex debug
code) that should be mandatory when you dev on VLC.

This is quite a big change: all VLC maintainers should now add
"--disable-debug" when they release a stable version of VLC.
 configure.ac | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
index 9453dd852b..4f4b6b395a 100644
--- a/configure.ac
+++ b/configure.ac
@@ -979,9 +979,9 @@ dnl
 dnl  Debugging mode
-  AS_HELP_STRING([--enable-debug],
-    [build with run-time assertions (default disabled)]),,
-  [enable_debug="no"])
+  AS_HELP_STRING([--disable-debug],
+    [build with run-time assertions (default enabled)]),,
+  [enable_debug="yes"])
             [Define to 1 if debug code should NOT be compiled])
 AS_IF([test "${enable_debug}" != "no"], [

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