Bug 49674 - Improve documentation for __attribute__ __section__
Summary: Improve documentation for __attribute__ __section__
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: gcc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: c (show other bugs)
Version: 4.6.1
: P3 normal
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Keywords: documentation
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Reported: 2011-07-08 09:11 UTC by R. Diez
Modified: 2011-07-08 10:23 UTC (History)
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Last reconfirmed: 2011-07-08 10:23:58


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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.