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Re: lynx-dev Patch for configure script

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Patch for configure script
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 17:39:52 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Henry Nelson wrote:

(quoting me)
> > I do find the default action unexpected, however. If "--enable-debug" is
> > not set in the configure options, configure silently removes a "-g"
> > that is set in CFLAGS. I would think that most folks would expect the
> > explicitly set CFLAGS to be unchanged, unless "--disable-debug" were to
> I wouldn't argue one way or the other about the logic of the default
> action, but I do like having debugging off by default.  I'm really tired
> of having to go into every makefile and removing those "-g"'s by hand as
> you have to do with so many other "configure" packages.  In other words,
> I prefer having to set "--enable-debug" in order to get debugging rather
> than the other way around, i.e., having to set "--disable-debug" to turn
> it off.  Someone totalling relying on configure shouldn't even have to know
> what CFLAGS is much less what its contents might be, IMO.

I was just surprised that after I set "-g", along with other values
for CFLAGS in the environment, "-g" was silently removed by configure.
I hadn't set either --enable-debug or --disable-debug.
Doug Kaufman
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