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Addresses #436. GPL license copy reference should also be updated.

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$Id: README.developer 1487 2008-09-10 08:41:36Z jari $

Disable shared library

yat uses gnu Libtool in order to build shared libraries on a variety of systems. While this is very nice for making usable binaries, it can be a pain when trying to debug a program. For that reason, compilation of shared libraries can be turned off by specifying the --disable-shared option to configure.

Debugging using GDB

If shared library is enabled (default), libtool creates wrapper scripts in test/ that call the test programs located in test/.libs. While this allow us to dynamically link against the temporary library in yat/, it makes straightforward usage of GDB impossible. For that reason libtool provides a wrapper:

#> libtool --mode=execute gdb foo_test

that sets the necessary environment variables. For more detailed discussion, please refer to the libtool manual:

http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/manual/libtool.html#Debugging-executables


Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Johansson
This file is part of yat library, http://dev.thep.lu.se/yat
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