[freetds] debug/ndebug

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri Apr 11 13:06:23 EDT 2003


> From: Frediano Ziglio [mailto:freddyz77 at tin.it]
> Sent: April 11, 2003 1:52 AM
> Il ven, 2003-04-11 alle 05:17, James K. Lowden ha scritto:
> > 
> > I can see having a --debug and
> > --release, or --debug={yes|no}.  
> 
> You are right. Adding a --debug option is good. I thought
> --enable-extra-checks should enable expensive check on library (i.e.
> check all internal structure for every call, or other things).  

That makes sense to me.  
 
> So, you suggest to add --debug option and enable it by default...

That would be my preference, yes.  Would that be acceptable to you?  

> > But I will refrain
> > from using it in the ODBC library, in deference to you.  
> 
> No, ODBC shouldn't be considered "the last wagon wheel" (as we use to
> say in Italy)

Nothing like that.  You're the primary author of the ODBC driver.  It's
going to reflect your style and your ideas.  I don't want my assert()
statements -- especially wrong ones -- to interfere.  And I don't want you
to feel you're working against me.  

I don't happen to *like* ODBC very much, but I understand it's useful, even
irreplaceable sometimes.  I want it to work.  And to work well, so I don't
have to answer questions about it. ;-)

Regards, 

--jkl


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