[MonoDevelop] No debug

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Fri May 4 10:01:25 EDT 2007

Nope, turning debugging off is just marginally faster (although it
uses less memory, what may have some effect on memory-limited

But AFAIK, MD is run without debug, by default. Also there's a
difference in compiling with --debug (what means it will generate a
symbol-mapping file) and running with debug (what loads the
symbol-mapping file).

Generating the debug info files (one for each assembly compiled), only
matters for very big projects.

Also, very few optimizations are done in the primary compilation
(source to IL), so programs won't run much faster just because you
didn't ask the compiler to do a release compilation. JIT-time
optimizations are done by default when running a program, and you can
ask the runtime to some extra(costlier) optimizations if you want, but
it depends on the kind of code you have.

Hope it clarifies things a bit,

On 5/4/07, Patrick McEvoy <patrick at villadays.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been building from svn. Wondering if there's an easy way to
> build/run without debugging as I presume I should get quite a good speed
> increase. My laptop is struggling to cope with md, vmware, etc!
> Many thanks p
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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