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Re: default -g ??!?

From: MK
Subject: Re: default -g ??!?
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 10:36:34 -0500

Ah, it's because of GNU make:

"By default, the Make rules should compile and link with -g, so that
executable programs have debugging symbols. Users who don't mind being
helpless can strip the executables later if they wish." 

Nice, flexible software it ain't.  

This is an assbackward policy. The idea that general, non-programmer
users will be "helpless" without debugging symbols is completely

If and when you do need debugging symbols, it should be easy to opt
*for* them.  Instead, I am left with the choice of leaving them in by
default, or having to use "strip", making it impossible to add them.

Maybe there is a way to do this via autoconf?

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