Why do we have both debug and release builds?


"Darrell" <darrell.gowland@ntlworld.com> wrote:
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>"jeff" <jeffreydomain@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>>Using Visual C++, can someone explain to me the difference
>>between debug build and release build and what each one is used for?
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>>Thanks,
>>Jeff

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>The debug build holds additional information when you use the debugger.

Basicly
>you can single step your source code in the debugger. The build release

removes
>the additional code and the .exe is smaller.
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>In the release code if the code errors you will not be able to debug your
>code at source level.
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>I hope this helps.
>
>Darrell