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Re: Patchy's configure flags

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Patchy's configure flags
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:13:18 +0200
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John Mandereau <address@hidden> writes:

> I wonder why Patchy has unconditionnally run configure with
> --disable-optimising since last December or so.

Because without that, compilations get run with -DNDEBUG and assertions
are not tested.  Also some other tests (like that for parsed objects
that should be dead) are not being run.



> I guess there used to be issues with optimisation for some GCC
> versions. Could optimisations be enabled again now? Or better, could
> we allow developers who run Patchy tune configure flags?
> I'm asking this because I suspect the Pentium 4 at MSH Paris Nord
> could build the docs significantly faster by building LilyPond with
> appropriate GCC flags, instead of building a binary for a generic x86
> processor.

The problem is not actually the optimization setting, but the debug

David Kastrup

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