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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] debug compilation as default
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2006 17:54:31 GMT
Gregory Shimansky wrote:
> (I'll try to answer both your and Geir's question here)
> The build system for native code is really simple and has most things like 
> even debug on/off mode hardcoded in the flags. It has just one fixed set of 
> flags which don't include debug by default. If any change is required, 
> makefiles have to be changed and I am sure I am not alone who altered them 
> locally to produce debug version. I think we'll come to some sort of 
> configure script but maybe not, it should be discussed separately.
> I agree that we need to improve it and add more flexible control over what it 
> can produce, debug/release, different architectures, optimizations, maybe 
> compilers. But discussing on the direction which this process should take 
> (e.g. we may agree to add a configure script) may take a long time while a 
> simple change to enable debugging by default doesn't since it seems most of 
> the people agree that it is right thing to do.

Ah, I understand -- yes I agree.

Thanks for the clarification.



Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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