[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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