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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