compiling out debugging messages?

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Tue Feb 13 17:03:53 CST 2007

Lei Zhang wrote:
> On 2/12/07, Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at> wrote:
>> Lei Zhang wrote:
>> > Also, the patch from 2007/04/17 only removed -DWINE_NO_DEBUG_MSGS /
>> > -DWINE_NO_TRACE_MSGS from configure, but not from
>> > include/wine/debug.h.
>> Right, it was a problem with a lot of people turning debug messages off
>> and sending in useless problem reports. So that option got removed from
>> configure. There is one valid reason to turn debugging off and that is
>> to cross check that there are no side effects hidden in some debug
>> message.
>> > On 2/12/07, Lei Zhang <thestig at> wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Is it still possible to compile out debugging messages? According to
>> >>, I can pass
>> >> --disable-debug, but the Changelog says that option was removed about
>> >> 10 month ago.
> Well, we should update the documentation either by removing section
> 2.6 or mention passing -DWINE_NO_{DEBUG/TRACE}_MSGS instead.
Removing that part of the documentation is probably best. Somebody
really wanting to disable that will figure it out for himself.


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