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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] bjam - no strip option
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-11 01:45:29

On Wednesday 11 November 2009 Rene Rivera wrote:

> Deane Yang wrote:
> > Vladimir Prus <ghost <at>> writes:
> >
> >> It probably is a better idea
> >> to avoid --strip-all, since it's rarely done by other projects, even in release
> >> configuration. Comments?
> >>
> >
> > I am just encountering this issue. Does Boost Build v2 have an existing means
> > for turning "strip symbols" on or off? If not, could this be added?
> Do you mean something other than <debug-symbols>off vs. <debug-symbols>on?

I guess so. Note that other build system do not do complete strip in release configuration.
It's probably right, as it allows to get at least minimally useful backtraces.
So, I would propose to:

- don't strip by default
- [possibly] introduce a feature to request stripping

What do you think?

- Volodya

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