assembly code for release code?

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    assembly code for release code?

    Hello everyone,


    Any ideas about how to see assembly code for release mode? Since in release mode, we can not set a breakpoint in Visual Studio 2008, so I can not stop at somewhere and see the Diassembly code.

    Any ideas?

    (My purpose is to compare the release mode and debug mode assembly code to see how Visual Studio make optimizations in release mode.)


    thanks in advance,
    George

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    In visual studio you can set "listing file" (somewhere in the compiler settings) to "Assembler and source" or "assembler, machine code and source". This will intermingle the source code with the assembler code, so you can see what source relates to which assembler code - at least in debug mode. In release mode, optimization makes code move about, so the original source code and the generated code may not match quite so well.

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    Hi Mats,


    Thanks for your reply. But I can not find this option in Visual Studio 2008. Could you kindly point out please (I can not find anything named "listing file")? :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    In visual studio you can set "listing file" (somewhere in the compiler settings) to "Assembler and source" or "assembler, machine code and source". This will intermingle the source code with the assembler code, so you can see what source relates to which assembler code - at least in debug mode. In release mode, optimization makes code move about, so the original source code and the generated code may not match quite so well.

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    regards,
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    In my V6 IDE, it's under Project Properties, C/C++, Listing files. Have rummage around the project settings and see what you can find.

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    VS 2008:
    Project->Properties->Configuration Properties->C/C++->Output Files

    You should be able to figure it out from there.

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