[Debichem-devel] Bug#517707: Bug#517707: ☹

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Sun Feb 14 15:25:16 UTC 2010

Michael Banck dixit:

>Did you do some more work on this, you mentioned
>01:48 < mira> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    1589 Jan 24 00:47

Yes, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2010/01/msg00009.html

In short: we could force -g0 for gcc, g++, gfortran, ... on some
arches' buildds (for some packages only!) but that would require
deep changes to the infrastructure (the gcc-defaults package) as
policy mandates building with -g, there is no easy way out of it
e.g. in cdbs and the mopac7 debian/rules appends -g to FFLAGS as
well, so a per-arch override would be a little difficult to do.

Luk said we should hope for a binutils fix first and consider it
as a last resort thing, from what I understood.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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