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Debugging shared libs on windows
Dec 06
user1234
December 06
I am compiling with -m64 -shared -debug -g and a .pdb is generated but visual studio says the dll was not compiled with debug information, am I missing something or is this not supported?

DMD32 D Compiler v2.076.0
December 06
On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 21:12:20 UTC, Tofu ninja wrote:
> I am compiling with -m64 -shared -debug -g and a .pdb is generated but visual studio says the dll was not compiled with debug information, am I missing something or is this not supported?
>
> DMD32 D Compiler v2.076.0

Actually never mind, -gf worked....
December 06
On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 21:17:55 UTC, Tofu ninja wrote:
> On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 21:12:20 UTC, Tofu ninja wrote:
>> I am compiling with -m64 -shared -debug -g and a .pdb is generated but visual studio says the dll was not compiled with debug information, am I missing something or is this not supported?
>>
>> DMD32 D Compiler v2.076.0
>
> Actually never mind, -gf worked....

what is -gf ? it's not documented here https://dlang.org/dmd-windows.html#switches
December 07
On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 22:59:17 UTC, user1234 wrote:
> On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 21:17:55 UTC, Tofu ninja wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 21:12:20 UTC, Tofu ninja wrote:
>>> I am compiling with -m64 -shared -debug -g and a .pdb is generated but visual studio says the dll was not compiled with debug information, am I missing something or is this not supported?
>>>
>>> DMD32 D Compiler v2.076.0
>>
>> Actually never mind, -gf worked....
>
> what is -gf ? it's not documented here https://dlang.org/dmd-windows.html#switches

dmd has this in the help
-gf              emit debug info for all referenced types

I dont know why that made it work, I feel like -g should have still made it at least recognizable for a debugger but it didn't think it was compiled with debug info. My suspicion is it compiled debug info for the import .lib but not for the DLL itself and -gf forced it to do the dll too. But I haven't confirmed that.