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Re: .startof.() / .sizeof.() support status
- From: Alan Modra <amodra at gmail dot com>
- To: Jan Beulich <JBeulich at suse dot com>
- Cc: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 21:56:13 +0930
- Subject: Re: .startof.() / .sizeof.() support status
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On Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 02:04:50AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
> in response to a patch which I submitted to another project and which
> tries to start making use of these two gas operators I've faced
> resistance due to them being completely undocumented. Is such to be
> understood as an indication that they may go away down the road?
> (And no, I'm not really up to contributing a doc patch myself.)
They need linker magic to do anything, of course. Since they have
been supported since late 1995, I suppose you might be able to count
on another 20 years. :)
> Additionally, is it known whether non-GNU tool chain components (e.g.
> clang/llvm) support them?
Gold currently doesn't support them as far as I'm aware.
Australia Development Lab, IBM