Prague GCC folks meeting summary report

Andi Kleen
Fri Oct 2 00:00:00 GMT 2009

Richard Guenther <> writes:
> The wish for more granular and thus smaller debug information (things like
> -gfunction-arguments which would properly show parameter values
> for backtraces) was brought up.  We agree that this should be addressed at a
> tools level, like in strip, not in the compiler.

Is that really the right level? In my experience (very roughly) -g can turn gcc from
CPU bound to IO bound (especially considering distributed compiling appraches),  
and dropping unnecessary information in external tools would make the IO penalty even 

-- -- Speaking for myself only.

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