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Can (non-)debug versions of Perl coexist?

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Elizabeth Mattijsen
January 8, 2004 13:05
Can (non-)debug versions of Perl coexist?
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I was wondering whether it is _supposed_ to be possible to have a 
perl executable with debugging symbols, and one without debugging 
symbols, co-exist with the same prefix?

What I usually do when I get a new Perl version (RC or better), I 
make the following versions:

- standard
- threaded
- standard with debugging symbols
- threaded with debugging symbols

with as the only difference the ./configure line (whether or not to 
have "-Dusethreads" and "-Doptimize='-g'")

If this is not possible, is it at least officially possible to do 
this for threaded and unthreaded executables?

I was living under the impression that this should always work.  At 
least in the given order of making the executables.  I'm seeing weird 
things now on Mac OS X with 5.8.3-RC1 and wonder if I'm looking at a 
bug or whether reality has finally caught up with me...  ;-)


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