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RE: [cdt-dev] gcc debug option

> > I think it can be safely said that DWARF-2 is significantly better 
> > than STABS as far as the quality and scope of information. Should we 
> > not change the wizard so that -gdwarf-2 is specified instead? Is that 
> > not a better default?
> If you use a recent GCC, you'll get DWARF-2 automatically.

Well, as John hints, that doesn't work for MinGW.  It has both STABS and DWARF-2 support and defaults to STABS.  And MinGW seems to be the port of choice ATM.

> I recommend against having the string "-gdwarf-2" in CDT; at some point, GCC is going to flip to DWARF-3 or DWARF-4 by > default, and it would be a shame for users to lose out on that.

I guess the wizard could do a preflight to be more wizardly... e.g., if you run "gcc -v" you can find:

$ /C/mingw/bin/gcc -v
Reading specs from C:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/3.4.5/specs

and then reading this file, find:


And deduce that the default is stabs (and/or search for "gdwarf.*" and pick that...)

-- Ed

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