need help with Pointer Bounds Checking documentation

Sandra Loosemore
Wed Feb 25 16:16:00 GMT 2015

On 02/25/2015 12:56 AM, Ilya Enkovich wrote:
> 2015-02-24 19:47 GMT+03:00 Sandra Loosemore <>:
>> Poking around, I see that the -fcheck-pointer-bounds and various -fchkp-*
>> options are listed in c-family/c.opt, but they are not listed in the GCC
>> manual.  The section on intrinsics is not enough, by itself, to tell users
>> how to use this feature.  Can we please try to get in the documentation for
>> the options that have been implemented so far?  That's a requirement of the
>> GCC coding conventions.
>> I see Joseph already brought up the issue of missing documentation back in
>> November:
>> But I cannot find any proposed documentation patch for these options either.
> Here it is:

 From that thread, it looks like Jeff Law already approved the code 
changes in the patch.  Were you waiting for a documentation maintainer 
to approve the new documentation before committing it?  I can see that 
it needs copy-editing and am willing to help with that, but I'd rather 
not mix that up in the same patch with code changes I don't know how to 
test.  Or were the bundled code changes withdrawn for some reason?  I 
think it's important that the already-committed new command-line options 
be documented, so we need to separate that out if necessary and get it 
checked in.


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