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Re: reword documentation about symbol stripping (was: default -g ??!?)

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: reword documentation about symbol stripping (was: default -g ??!?)
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 22:52:33 GMT

    Karl, what do you think about this rewording

The second hunk adds real information, so I'll go ahead and install that.

The first hunk, though, I just can't agree with, and I feel pretty sure
that rms would not approve of such a change either.  "Helpless" is a
good description of people faced with crashing executables without
debugging symbols.  Empowering everyone on equal terms is part of the
overall GNU philosophy, after all.

I personally would not have written it that way in the first place, but
given that it is there now, I don't want to simply replace it with bland
text, or occupy rms's time with it, either.


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