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[Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Configure flag to disable assert

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Configure flag to disable assert
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:31:06 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Assertions are good programming practice. However, as the recent assert I added shows us, they should not exist on the client side installations of our software. Assertions are meant for development use only.

Hence, I've added a new configure option, --disable-assert which will eliminate all assertions from the codebase before compilation.

A Note to Distro Maintainers:

I very highly recommend that you use the --disable-assert configuration option when compiling Wget. This is allow you to ensure that Wget does not fail with cryptic messages or for reasons that the end user cannot easily understand. Sometimes an assumption may fail, but the issue is not critical enough to cause Wget to crash. In such cases, disabling asserts will greatly improve user experience.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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