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Re: Automatic debug symbol generation

From: Jan Engelhardt
Subject: Re: Automatic debug symbol generation
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:08:16 +0200 (CEST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LSU 1167 2008-08-23)

On Thursday 2009-04-23 14:51, Bob Rossi wrote:
>>> What's the advantage over just installing binaries into $(bindir)
>>> without stripping them? **Non-brain-damaged** systems won't
>>> load them from the file anyway for normal execution.

[emphasis added by me]

>On mingw/msys the executables with debug grow to be huge (10x the size).
>Before stripping, my bin dir is 920 megs. After stripping it's 72 megs.
>The mere size of the executables cause **windows** to load them rather slow.
>If you have to start a program many times, as I do, it's noticable.

But yeah, even if this seems like a case of brain-damage,
this is _the_ argument for me to support having this make target.

>I don't debug often, but, if I need to, I'd rather not do an entirely
>new build, so I stick with the bloated debug build.

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