need help with Pointer Bounds Checking documentation

Ilya Enkovich enkovich.gnu@gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 16:47:00 GMT 2015


2015-02-25 19:16 GMT+03:00 Sandra Loosemore <sandra@codesourcery.com>:
> On 02/25/2015 12:56 AM, Ilya Enkovich wrote:
>>
>> 2015-02-24 19:47 GMT+03:00 Sandra Loosemore <sandra@codesourcery.com>:
>>>
>>>
>>> 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:
>>>
>>> https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2014-11/msg01566.html
>>>
>>> But I cannot find any proposed documentation patch for these options
>>> either.
>>
>>
>> Here it is: https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2014-11/msg03010.html
>
>
> 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 the bundled code changes withdrawn for some reason?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.

Ilya

>
> -Sandra
>



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