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Subject: Re: [boost] PDB files missing from Windows binaries
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-24 18:04:06

On 25 Nov 2013 at 11:55, Gavin Lambert wrote:

> On 25/11/2013 10:00, Quoth Niall Douglas:
> > I very much +1 this approach of embedding debug info straight into
> > the DLLs. Sadly Microsoft appear to have removed the old /Zd flag for
> > generation the absolute most smallest embedded debug info, so /Z7 is
> > your only option remaining.
> There's a good reason for them being separate: DLLs tend to be mapped
> almost directly into the process memory space, and debug information
> tends to be about 10x the size of the DLL itself. (And typically
> accessed more rarely/randomly.)

I can't say I care on 64 bit. Fair enough on 32 bit, hence my pain at
the loss of /Zd in recent MSVCs. The extra debug info also makes the
download quite a bit larger.


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