[LLVMbugs] [Bug 20679] New: GNU-style attributes in incorrect position

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Fri Aug 15 11:43:50 PDT 2014


            Bug ID: 20679
           Summary: GNU-style attributes in incorrect position
           Product: clang
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P
         Component: -New Bugs
          Assignee: unassignedclangbugs at nondot.org
          Reporter: aaron at aaronballman.com
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu
    Classification: Unclassified

According to the GCC documentation
For example,

     void (__attribute__((noreturn)) ****f) (void);
specifies the type “pointer to pointer to pointer to pointer to non-returning
function returning void”. As another example,

     char *__attribute__((aligned(8))) *f;
specifies the type “pointer to 8-byte-aligned pointer to char”. Note again that
this does not work with most attributes; for example, the usage of ‘aligned’
and ‘noreturn’ attributes given above is not yet supported.
If we wish to implement the documented (expected) behavior, we may need to
diagnose situations where GNU-style attribute placement laxity is currently
allowed. For instance, the aligned example above currently places the attribute
on the variable declaration instead of on the type, as expected.

So attributes in type position which apply only to declarations should warn and
attributes in declaration position which only apply to types should warn.

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