[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Source level debug

Panagiotis Issaris takis.issaris
Mon Mar 3 14:03:05 CET 2008

Benjamin Larsson schreef:
> Rich Felker wrote:
>> [...]
>>> I would, however, prefer the level being an
>>> argument to --enable-debug rather than a whole new flag.
>> I agree. I'd also like it if --disable-debug were the default, but I
>> doubt others will be happy with that..
>> Rich
> I prefer that FFmpeg is compiled default with -g. It makes it easy for 
> people to submit bug reports without recompiling FFmpeg. And I also 
> support the use of an argument to --enable-debug instead of the proposed 
> patch. And all compilers might not have -g levels. So I'll try to submit 
> a patch adding argument handling.

I've noticed that some projects (or was it distros) put the debugging 
symbols in a separate file, so there's no duplication of executable 
code. So, no ffmpeg_g en ffmpeg, but just one ffmpeg and a ffmpeg.dbg 
file containing only the debugging symbols. I've never used it myself 
like that, but I like the idea.

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