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Bug#157131: PROPOSAL] Suggest to minimize optimization when DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS contains "debug"

On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 10:41:11PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Severity: wishlist
> The attached patch should mostly speak for itself.  I think it's great
> that a lot of packages support DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=debug now, but if the
> program is compiled with optimization, it's very difficult to debug.

You might want to add a warning that this needs to be tested.  Some
packages, like glibc or the Hurd, can not be built without optimization
(for example because of inline functions not being inlined).

I guess this is the exception, and the vast majority of packages build with
-O0 just fine.  But where it fails it fails spectacularly :)

As for me personally, I have made peace with -O2 code.  stepi is your friend ;)


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