common symbols and GNU ld
Ian Lance Taylor
Wed May 11 14:50:00 GMT 2011
ali hagigat <email@example.com> writes:
> What is the meaning of common symbols?
> Are they defined by .comm
> assembler directive ONLY? If I do not see .comm in the assembly
> listing of a program so that program does not have common symbols?
In MRI mode you can get a common symbol using the COMMON pseudo-op. You
can also use the .xcom pseudo-op. ELF targets support the .common
pseudo-op. The x86_64 target supports the .largecomm pseudo-op. There
are various other possibilities.
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