Reduce Dwarf Debug Size

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@false.org
Thu Mar 1 03:41:00 GMT 2007


On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 06:19:41PM -0800, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> It would be great if you or others could suggest simplifications.
> It's not like this patch is "take it or leave it."

If there is a general consensus that the approach is OK, then I would
recommend removing most of the optional combinations.  I bet you can
find a maximum of three clearly increasing levels that work for the
vast majority of people for whom it is useful at all.

I feel like I'm saying the same thing over and over.  The new aliasing
warnings and the new overflow warnings both come with too many levels
in my opinion.  More flexibility on the command line is _not_ a good
thing.  It becomes decreasingly likely that people will figure out
correctly what they really need, or understand what they've chosen.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz
CodeSourcery



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