-fdump-translation-unit considered harmful

Joe Buck Joe.Buck@synopsys.COM
Mon Dec 20 17:27:00 GMT 2004


On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 03:13:50PM +0000, Paul Brook wrote:
> > | Me ranting about -fdump-translation-unit had nothing to do with your
> > | problem, really, it's just that your message reminded me that I was
> > | going to bring that up.
> >
> > I think -fdump-translation-unit should remain.  I thereby volunteer to
> > take any question about it.
> 
> Ok: Where can I find the documentation for it?
> 
> Given this is intended for third party utilities it should be a stable and 
> well documented interface, right?

It is most emphatically *not* intended for third-party utilities.  It is
not intended to be a path to interface other software to GCC; it's a debugging
aid.





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