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Re: new makefile for Visual C++

From: Piotr Dobrogost <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 23:11:18 +0100

Rom Walton wrote:

> Yes, the options do separate things.
> /debug maintains the symbol file information to be put into the PDB
> file.


> /release adds a checksum value to the exe COFF header of the executable
> so the debugger can determine which PDB file to use when downloading the
> symbol file from a network resource (SMB or HTTP).

We're talking about executable code - applications and dynamic libraries
here. We do nothing with static libs, don't we?

> The basic gist of this allows an application or debugger to download a
> symbol file from a web server and dump out its own call stack to a log
> file or email to be used by a developer to determine the nature of a
> crash.

Thanks for links.

Piotr Dobrogost
Received on 2009-02-24