Praveen's Blog

An Eternal Quest for Incremental Improvement

  • We were troubleshooting an interesting problem with GCC/gdb that caused gdb to report an argument passed by reference as if it was passed by value. In the process, I was digging up some DWARF information. Ever wondered what exactly gcc is adding to support the debuggers when you use ...

The traditional way of installing the software on *NIX is from source. To install any software, you should download the sources, compile them and install them. But with the introduction of the package management systems from different Linux and other UNIX variant distributors, the source install method is almost deprecated ...