need help with Pointer Bounds Checking documentation

Ilya Enkovich
Wed Feb 25 16:47:00 GMT 2015

2015-02-25 19:16 GMT+03:00 Sandra Loosemore <>:
> 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 the bundled code changes withdrawn for some reason?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.

Patch is a part of a series which is waiting for additional steering
committee approval due to copyright and a license.


> -Sandra

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