ENABLE_SYMBOLS=true does nothing

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 20:24:30 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Michael Stahl <mstahl at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 30/10/12 22:35, Markus Mohrhard wrote:
>> 2012/10/30 Kohei Yoshida <kohei.yoshida at gmail.com>:
>>> Well, the idea is to *just* add -g to the flags without modifying any other
>>> flags, and *just* remove -Wl,-S from LDFLAGS without removing other flags.
>>> Changing other flags will change the generated binaries which may affect
>>> reproducibility of certain bugs and/or performance profile of the
>>> executable, and I'd like to avoid that (if we can).
>> I have to agree with Kohei. The enable symbol option was the best and
>> only way to get a build that you could use to profile calc.
>> To get useful profile runs it was necessary to compile with
>> optimization because of the heavy template use inside calc (mdds, ...)
>> Are there any plans to provide a similar option again?
> the --enable-symbols option and related ENABLE_SYMBOLS variable were
> removed because nobody used or needed them (except for release builders,
> who (it was argued) can just set CXXFLAGS instead).

Actually I used --enable-symbol on the Mac daily build to get better
backtrace in bug report.


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