ENABLE_SYMBOLS=true does nothing

David Ostrovsky david.ostrovsky at gmx.de
Tue Oct 30 15:11:04 PDT 2012

On 30.10.2012 22:03, Kohei Yoshida wrote:
> ...
>> inside a module should just enable debug symbols, and nothing but 
>> symbols.
> So, this script can add -g to the CXXFLAGS, but unfortunately the 
> symbols get stripped during linking because of -Wl,-S option passed to 
> the linker. 

LinkTarget.mk:gb_LinkTarget__get_stripldflags=$(if $(call 
platform/unxgcc.mk:gb_LINKERSTRIPDEBUGFLAGS := -Wl,-S

But why something like that would be needed anyway? If you don't want 
symbols, don't use -g and If you do have symbols don't strip it!
I would recommend to follow the rule of least surprise: no one expects 
the symbols to be stripped.
Would it be an option to remove that magic behaviour or at least turn it 
off per default?


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