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Re: Should we encourage --disable-shared?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-09-16 23:56:14 CEST

On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 10:02:50AM -0700, Kevin Pilch-Bisson wrote:
> Sander and I were discussing this on IRC today, and came to the conclusion
> that we should probably stop encouraging people to use --disable-shared.
> The only real reason for it is to make setting breakpoints (a little bit)
> easier. Hopefully, by this time most of our users won't have to actually gdb
> into the svn client.


I've never had a problem with breakpoints. Just break on main(), enable your
breakpoints (which you prolly set on a previous run), and then continue on.

If that pattern disturbs you, then yes: build static.

But the "default recommendation" shouldn't be a non-shared build.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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