>> If we did what you suggest, then --enable-debug would cause performance
>> degradation, which would cause people to not use it, which would result
>> in most binaries being completely undebuggable rather than only partially.
>> Doesn't sound like a good tradeoff to me.
>> Personally, in my development tree I use a Makefile.custom containing
>> # back off optimization unless profiling
>> ifeq ($(PROFILE),)
>> CFLAGS:= $(patsubst -O2,-O1,$(CFLAGS))
>> -O1 still generates "uninitialized variable" warnings but the code is a
>> lot saner to step through ... not perfect, but saner. It's been a
>> workable compromise for a long time. I don't recommend developing with
>> -O0, exactly because it disables some mighty valuable warnings.
> Agreed. I use -O1 by default myself, unless I am doing performance testing.
Something for the developers FAQ perhaps? I confess I did not know of
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