[Rd] debugging packages

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat May 10 08:49:37 MEST 2003

On Fri, 9 May 2003 clayton.springer at pharma.novartis.com wrote:

> I am debugging my package with printf statements and I would like to 
> remove -O2 from the compiler options.

Why?  That should not affect the operation of printf (but if may well 
confuse source-code debuggers).

> Can I do with a switch on ./configure or is it necessary to set the 
> environment variables

If it is just your package, then the CFLAGS are taken from 
R_HOME/etc/Makeconf.  You can either edit that, or you can create a 
Makefile in your package's src directory which would give you complete 
control.  (We don't recommend the later for packages which are distributed 
as it is tricky to get cross-platform features right.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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