6.11.7 Debug options

In the debug options dialog (reachable via ”Options—Debugger”), some options for inclusion of debug information in the binary can be set; it is also possible to add additional compiler options in this dialog. The debug options dialog is shown in figure (6.31).

Figure 6.31: The debug options dialog


The following options can be set:

Debugging information
tells the compiler which debug information should be compiled in. One of the following options can be chosen:
Strip all debug symbols from executable
Will strip all debug and symbol information from the binary. (option -Xs on the command line).
Skip debug information generation
Do not generate debug information at all.
Generate debug symbol information
Include debug information in the binary (option -g on the command line). Please note that no debug information for units in the Run-Time Library will be included, unless a version of the RTL compiled with debug information is available. Only units specific to the current project will have debug information included.
Generate also backtrace line information
Will compile with debug information, and will additionally include the lineinfo unit in the binary, so that in case of an error the backtrace will contain the file names and line numbers of procedures in the call-stack. (Option -gl on the command line.)
Generate valgrind compatible debug info
Generate debug information that can be read with valgrind (a memory checking tool).
Profiling switches
Tells the compiler whether or not profile code should be included in the binary.
No profile information
Has no effect, as it is the default.
Generate Profile code for gprof
If checked, profiling code is included in the binary (option -p on the command line).
Use another TTY for Debuggee
An attempt will be made to redirect the output of the program being debugged to another window (terminal), whose file name should be entered here.