Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev-announce

From: "Diego E. 'Flameeyes'" <flameeyes@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:00:09
Message-Id: 1277910540.11106.99.camel@yamato
1 There seem to be a number of packages in the tree right now that misuse
2 the debug USE flag, by using it to append -g, -O, or filtering flags. If
3 you maintain such a package please fix it so that it does _not_ do that.
5 The description of the debug USE flag from the profile/use.desc file is
6 the following:
8 Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want
9 to get meaningful backtraces see
12 Please check the linked documentation or my blog post[1] on the matter
13 if you want to understand the reasoning. I'll be dropping the flag and
14 its context from now on if I stumble across it, without further
15 warnings.
17 [1]
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19 Diego Elio Pettenò — “Flameeyes”
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