[arch-dev-public] Default DEBUG_CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS provided with pacman 4.1

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 31 19:46:17 EDT 2013

On 01/04/13 07:53, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am 31.03.2013 16:08, schrieb Allan McRae:
>> On 27/03/13 12:49, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> Note with gcc-4.8:
>>> DWARF4 is now the default when generating DWARF debug information. When
>>> -g is used on a platform that uses DWARF debugging information, GCC will
>>> now default to -gdwarf-4 -fno-debug-types-section.
>> Any comments?  You have ~12 hours...
>> I will use "-g -fvar-tracking-assignments" if no-one comments otherwise.
> What are the consequences here for packages? Does this increase package
> size by a large margin and will it slow down programs a lot? (Maybe
> break it down for people who are not that familiar with gcc and its new
> features; maybe you'll get more feedback then)

I will re-post this link then:

It theoretically should do nothing to the package.  These options just
ensure somewhat useful debugging symbols are generated during compile
(which would slow down), but there are all removed during stripping...


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