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Bug 29999 - preprocessor documentation is missing from gcc.info
preprocessor documentation is missing from gcc.info
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Product: gcc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: preprocessor
4.1.0
: P3 normal
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Assigned To: Not yet assigned to anyone
: documentation
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Reported: 2006-11-27 16:59 UTC by bruno
Modified: 2012-01-28 19:05 UTC (History)
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Description bruno 2006-11-27 16:59:07 UTC
A user that uses "info gcc" to look for details about the preprocessor
doesn't find them. Example: [Bug c/29994]. The user did "info gcc",
was looking for a section that explains all the predefined preprocessor
macros, but didn't find it. The reason was that they are in a separate
manual.

Nowadays the preprocessor is rarely used on its own. To the user, it
appears as part of the compiler.

Suggestion: Integrate the parts of cpp.info that don't apply to other
C/C++ implementations (such as "Predefined Macros" and "Invocation", and
possibly others) into the gcc.info manual.
Comment 1 Andrew Pinski 2006-11-27 17:06:40 UTC
I don't see why it has to be part of the GCC manual.  This is like saying users think as and ld are part of the compiler and really should also be included in the manual.