.startof.() / .sizeof.() support status

Alan Modra amodra@gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 12:26:00 GMT 2016

On Fri, Sep 02, 2016 at 02:04:50AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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