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Ant - Javac Task attribute DEBUG

Saathvik Reddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 228
Hi Ranchers,

I have a question regarding javac task attribute DEBUG

javac srcdir="${dir}"
destdir="${dir.build}"
classpathref="class.path"
debug="on"

In the ant manual it says debug Indicates whether source should be compiled with debug information. What is debug information mean?

Thanks,
csr.
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Originally posted by cs reddy:
What is debug information mean?


Without debug information, the byte code doesn't contain information about the source file names, line numbers or local variable names.

The debug information is used for a more complete stacktrace of an exception, for example, or for debugers showing you the currently executed line and the content of local variables.


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Saathvik Reddy
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Posts: 228
That was perfect. Thanks
 
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