[vtkusers] [Paraview] release/debug modes in MSVC

Renato N. Elias rnelias at nacad.ufrj.br
Tue Nov 4 11:30:32 EST 2008

How about using a mid term option!? Have you tried the RelWithDebInfo 


Dominik Szczerba wrote:
> Thanks a lot David for the clarifications,
> Dominik
> David Cole wrote:
>> If you want to debug things with the Microsoft compiler on Windows, 
>> you have to build *everything* loaded into the process as a "Debug" 
>> configuration. It is worth the extra time taken to do this. 
>> Otherwise, you will simply have mysteries on your hands and you will 
>> spend countless hours pulling your hair out trying to figure out why 
>> something is crashing when there is clearly nothing wrong with the 
>> source code...
>> Mismatches between Debug and Release are just simply not a good idea 
>> with the Microsoft compiler. (Because the Debug/Release variants of 
>> the runtime libraries have different structures associated with 
>> memory allocations and allocating in one while deallocating in the 
>> other frequently leads to disaster...)
>> HTH,
>> David
>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 8:33 AM, Dominik Szczerba 
>> <dominik at itis.ethz.ch <mailto:dominik at itis.ethz.ch>> wrote:
>>     Configuring with cmake, is it possible - other than hacking - to use
>>     Release builds for VTK or PV *and* Debug mode for my own stuff? On
>>     linux I can easily do that (with different CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE's), but
>>     on Windows it seems in order to debug my own stuff I have to compile
>>     the whole VTK / PV in debug mode, which I dont need/want - this is
>>     particularly annoying with PV long compilation times. Selecting
>>     'Debug' as the build mode looks for libraries in bin\Debug.
>>     Unfortunately, just copying is not smart enough - I get mysterious
>>     crashes tracing back nowhere.
>>     Thanks for any hints,
>>     Dominik
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