Integrated DEBUG related macros to WITH_DEBUG/WITHOUT_DEBUG

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Sun Nov 13 02:03:37 PST 2005

On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 10:07:29AM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Sunday, 13. November 2005 09:16, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 09:00:21AM +0100, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > > I don't think it's a good idea at all to unify all debug knobs
> > > into one universal WITH/WITHOUT_DEBUG - it requires the user to use a
> > > third party portmanager utilitiy or fiddling with conditionals in
> > > make.conf if he wants debug symbols on specific ports only.
> >
> > Well that goes for the other knobs as well of course -- WITH_PERL,
> > WITH_PYTHON and other programming extension languages come to mind, as
> > do NOPORTDOCS and WITHOUT_GUI (there are some things that I don't need
> > a GUI for on my desktop).
> And people have expressed their unhappiness with that status quo repeatedly, 
> especially in the context of OPTIONS.
> One very promising proposed solution was to extend the OPTIONS framework to 
> support NO_OPTIONS_<portname> and WITH|WITHOUT_<option_choice>_<portname>.
> I agree that this is the way to go - making the currently available switches 
> even more ambiguous just in order to get more content into KNOBS is 
> contraproductive.

I totally agree that such an implementation combines the best of both
worlds. I disagree with waiting to disambiguate options until it is
available, but this is just my opinion (looking through either 'make
config-recursive' or ports Makefiles isn't my idea of fun as I'm sure
it isn't yours).


"What kind of a two-bit operation are they running out of this treehouse,
 Cooper? I have seen some slipshod backwater burgs, but this place takes the
		-- Special Agent Albert Rosenfield, "Twin Peaks"
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