Bug#157131: PROPOSAL] Suggest to minimize optimization when DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS contains "debug"
On Sun, 18 Aug 2002, Richard Braakman wrote:
> This would lose a feature that I find valuable: usually, recompiling
> a package with the debug option will generate a binary whose symbols
> are compatible with the "normal" packaged binary. I have used this
> several times to chase down hard-to-find library compatibility bugs,
> or to interpret core-files from crashes that are difficult to reproduce.
> For that matter, there are also Heisenbugs to consider: some bugs only
> appear in the optimized version, not the un-optimized. Compiling the
> debugging version with different optimization flags would make tracking
> down these bugs needlessly difficult.
I suggest we add the noopt option, then.
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