OT: Why -g when compiling

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Tue Dec 23 18:49:24 CET 2003

miki.tebeka at zoran.com (Miki Tebeka) writes:

> Hello All,
> Can anyone tell me why when builiding Python gcc gets "-g" option as well as "-O3"?
> Apart from bigger objects what does "-g" gives a non-developer of Python?

It means if you manage to core python, we can hold your hands to find
out with gdb where it's crashed.  Why do you ask?  Disk space is cheap.


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