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Re: Patch: Enable tree-browser with --enable-checking
- From: Diego Novillo <dnovillo at redhat dot com>
- To: Bryce McKinlay <mckinlay at redhat dot com>
- Cc: "gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 10:04:20 -0400
- Subject: Re: Patch: Enable tree-browser with --enable-checking
- Organization: Red Hat Canada
- References: <40B5F103.email@example.com>
On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 09:45, Bryce McKinlay wrote:
> - tree-browser.o adds only a very small size overhead (approx 20k
> stripped or 0.5% of cc1's total size on i686)
> - its a useful debugging feature
> - it sucks to have to remember yet another configure option
> - it sucks to have to reconfigure gcc when you just want to
> browse_tree() during a debugging session
> - conceptually it isn't much different from debug_tree and other
> debugging routines that are always enabled
> - without enabling it by default, most developers would not build the
> tree-browser code, thus it can be subject to bit-rot
> OK to commit?
I agree with the rationale and the patch does look OK to me, but I can't
approve patches in this area.