vstguibase.h defining NDEBUG, do you really have to?


I’ve been spending some time on my code trying to understand why my asserts weren’t failing and found the culprit in vstguibase.h:

	#ifndef DEBUG
		#define DEBUG	1
	#if !defined(NDEBUG) && !defined(DEBUG)
		#define NDEBUG	1

My question is: do you really need to define NDEBUG (which is language specific) if DEVELOPMENT (which is VSTGUI specific) is not defined?
Can’t you just leave it as is and let the user decide, since it affects all the standard-C assertions?
Seems a bit too extreme to me…