[Lazarus] Lazarus Second Release Candidate, 1.2RC2

Maxim Ganetsky ganmax at narod.ru
Thu Jan 16 20:45:45 CET 2014

16.01.2014 18:41, Martin пишет:
> On 16/01/2014 06:45, Jürgen Hestermann wrote:
>> Am 2014-01-15 23:40, schrieb William Oliveira Ferreira:
>>> I think is much better change the default behavior to generate a
>>> external debug file but i don't know if it has any consequence...
>> Definitely!
>> I also wondered why this is *not* the default.
>> What are the reasons?
> Don't know.. Probably "Never touch a working system". The debugger has
> enough issues as it is.
> Changing this would need to be tested on many versions, of many OS (and
> for some many Distributions), with many versions of gdb, and linkers
> involved. (Not to mention at least 2 released fpc fixes and trunk.) That
> is a lot of work.
> Well ok, we could just put it out there, and wait for reports.
> Then IMHO, it is not just changing it. At the very least, the IDE must
> clean up the dbg file, if the exe is rebuild (without dbg info)
> Also it needs te be changed in many places (lazbuild, makefiles...).  I
> tried to make dwarf default, a some ,time ago. I reverted, because it it
> turned out to need more and yet even more changes.

Somehow I don't think that this change will be as complex as changing 
default debug format. Anyway, we can try to enable it in trunk and see 
what happens.

Best regards,
  Maxim Ganetsky                  mailto:ganmax at narod.ru

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