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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] debug compilation as default
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2006 03:55:59 GMT

Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> On Thursday 06 July 2006 03:46 Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> In HARMONY-681, I applied the patch to build DRLVM as debug by default,
>> but 'rejected' the classlib patch, as it's not overridable as the DRLVM
>> one is.
>> I think that we'd like to be able to set a flag for release build,
>> rather than have to rummage about in each makefile and include.
>> Yea? Nea?
> +1 for release flag when it is needed
> I support this as I also think that current classlib build system is rather 
> primitive which is easy to alter by developers locally but isn't really meant 
> to be a product build system.

Why not?

> But the default I am sure should be debug everywhere, VM, classlib, tools 
> until Harmony leaves the incubation state. This is what my patch did (if I 
> didn't miss some places in classlib makefiles).

But w/o a flag so it's easy to switch back and forth, which is what I'm
asking about.

> Add release switch later when it is needed. Now... is it important to have it? 
> Is it necessary to build classlib even with -mpentium3? I don't think so.

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