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Bug 49674

Summary: Improve documentation for __attribute__ __section__
Product: gcc Reporter: R. Diez <rdiezmail-gcc>
Component: cAssignee: Not yet assigned to anyone <unassigned>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal Keywords: documentation
Priority: P3    
Version: 4.6.1   
Target Milestone: ---   
Host: Target:
Build: Known to work:
Known to fail: Last reconfirmed: 2011-07-08 10:23:58

Description R. Diez 2011-07-08 09:11:23 UTC
Can someone please improve the documentation for __attribute__ __section__ ? Only functions are mentioned, but I know it works for variables too. This is the documentation page on the Web:

  http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.6.1/gcc/Function-Attributes.html

Apparently, there are checks in GCC against the section properties. For example, you cannot place a non-const variable in a const section, you get a "section type conflict" error message. Documentation about this would be an extra bonus.

I wonder how documentation bugs are handled in this project, I couldn't find any "documentation" category in Bugzilla.

Many thanks in advance.