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

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Configure flag to disable assert
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 01:29:44 -0500

On 15 Nov 2014 10:24, Darshit Shah wrote:
> On 11/14, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
> >> Am 14.11.2014 um 20:01 schrieb Darshit Shah:
> >> 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.
> >
> >Is this necessary? I mean if you add -DNDEBUG to CPPFLAGS asserts are 
> >already not
> >compiled in.
> That's very true. But as I have come to realize, not a lot of people are 
> either:
> a. Aware of that fact
> b. Using the -DNDEBUG option.
> On the other hand, providing this configure option and making a note in the 
> section, I am hoping that more maintainers will use the --disable-assert flag 
> and remove assertions from the compiled code.


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