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Re: [perl #29591] "Recompile perl with -DDEBUGGING" when -DDEBUGGING enabled

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H.Merijn Brand
May 16, 2004 13:11
Re: [perl #29591] "Recompile perl with -DDEBUGGING" when -DDEBUGGING enabled
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On Sun 16 May 2004 21:36, Stas Bekman <> wrote:
> > -Accflags=-DDEBUGGING and remake.
> > Or alternatively re-configure with -Doptimize=-g which will also turn on
> > -DDEBUGGING in the C compiler flags.
> > 
> > I'm not sure of a good rewording for that message.
> Delegate it to the man pages. Copy that above explanation to some pod file 
> that perl ships with (perlbuild.pod?) and reword the error to be:
> $ perl -D8
> Recompile perl with -DDEBUGGING to use -D switch (see the perlbuild manpage 
> for details) (did you mean -d ?)
> or even point to a specific section in that pod.

Or try to make it work like this. I wouldn't mind having a go at it.

# Configure -des -Duse64bitint -DDEBUGGING

sounds good, and I must admit I tried that too, before I knew better
and all the smokes report it like this too

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