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How does the gcc -g option affect performance?
- From: Vishnu Mahadevan Menon <vishnu_m_menon at yahoo dot com>
- To: gcc-help at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 06:05:21 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: How does the gcc -g option affect performance?
Could someone please help me with the following?
According to the gcc man page, the -g option "produces
debugging information in the operating system's native
Does anyone know what kind "debugging information" gcc
produces with the -g option? The binary evidently gets
bloated, but does gcc actually generate extra
executable code, or does it merely add static
information on symbols, lines etc.? Most importantly,
apart from issues caused by large program size, is
there a performance penalty to be paid for programs
compiled using -g?
Thanks in advance!
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