[cfe-dev] Is __attribute(weak) supposed to fail?

Eric Christopher echristo at apple.com
Sat Jul 12 00:38:59 PDT 2008

On Jul 11, 2008, at 11:07 PM, Kelly W wrote:

> Hello all,
> Just wondering if ‘__attribute(weak)’ is supposed to fail in the  
> Verifier due to it not being supported at this point for Linux? I  
> checked around with Google and looked through the code a little…I  
> can see weak support converted to objc_gc(weak) for Darwin and  
> Solaris, but nothing for Linux. I was compiling libxml2 and the  
> Verifier didn’t like ‘__attribute(weak);’ for an extern function  
> declaration, so I thought I would ask.

Hunh. It shouldn't be too hard to support - is there a bug for it? If  
it's supported in some way (objc_gc? weird.) on darwin it should be  
easy to support on linux.


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