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Re: [PATCH] make DWARF2_DEBUG the default for ELF platforms.
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>, "David O'Brien" <obrien at FreeBSD dot org>, Jason Merrill <jason at redhat dot com>, "gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 10:58:26 -0800
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] make DWARF2_DEBUG the default for ELF platforms.
--On Thursday, December 06, 2001 09:38:25 AM -0800 Richard Henderson
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 11:53:56AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
>> Well, I believe that switching to DWARF2 as default is not a "major
>> change" for GCC. As such, what's the deadline on it?
> It really ought to be done soon, since changing debug formats
> can show up obscure bugs -- typically compiler crashes.
> Ideally, gdb would have been "known good", so we could clean
> up bugs in the debug generation on the gcc side during the
> bug-fix-only period coming up...
>> I'd like to hold off on this for a little while, and revisit it in
>> (say) a month.
> Mark, are you going to be release manager for 3.1 as well?
> If so, what are your thoughts on making this change after
> the Dec 15 feature freeze?
It's OK with me, but only if we do it quickly. I'd rather we just do
We've banged on DWARF2 a lot on lots of platforms. If there are
problems on the platforms where we're not already using it, they
will likely be relatively minor.
Unless deposed by a popular revolution, I think I am the RM for 3.1.
At this point, I cannot commit beyond GCC 3.1. I'm hoping to find
a way to make being RM a job, rather than volunteer work.
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