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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-30 05:45:04

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Any thoughts about whether PDB files should be explicitly represented
>> as targets in BBv2? They really are "program databases" in some
>> sense. They get updated by every compilation and linking step.
> Are they shared by all executables? Or by targets for one executable?
> Or for main target (both exe and lib)? Diagram from Markus, which in
> in m2-transformations.txt shows pdb files only after final link.

You can see what happens for yourself by doing a build with BBv1
-sTOOLS=msvc "-sBUILD=<debug-store>database". Use "-n" if you're on
Unix, just so you can see the commands.

There are lots of ways to generate PDB info, I guess, but the one we
implement was recommended by Jason Shirk of Microsoft.

David Abrahams
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