[Rd] Compiling R and packages with debug information?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 26 16:46:32 CEST 2006
On Mon, 26 Jun 2006, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> In Unix/Linux/Macos, how do I compile R or a package with debug
> information? In Windows it's done by defining a DEBUG environment
> variable, but I don't see support for that in the Unix makefiles. Is
> there a standard ./configure option to set this?
It is on by default, but controlled by setting CFLAGS/FFLAGS/CXXFLAGS
(which contain -g by default).
The reason the default is different is that we presume that a Unix-alike
comes with a usable debugger (you may disagree, and it may not be true)
and Windows does not (definitely an extra).
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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