[cfe-dev] Attributes on statements and expressions

Olaf Krzikalla Olaf.Krzikalla at tu-dresden.de
Tue Apr 27 01:37:51 PDT 2010

Trevor Harmon schrieb:
> For those interested in reading about it, the best material I've been 
> able to find so far is this:
> http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2007/n2418.pdf
> It's a little old but provides a good overview.
Another source of interest is 
http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2010/n3092.pdf  esp. 
section 7.6.
This is the FCD, so we can expect this getting standardized with some 
minor changes only.

> There's one thing I'm confused about, though. I assume it's possible 
> to define my own attributes, e.g. [[mycoolattr(42)]]. But how exactly 
> do I do that? Is there some sample code somewhere?
I don't know of examples. The FCD states that the behavior of attributes 
other than the predefined ones are implementation defined. That is you 
can define your own attributes at will in the compiler implementation.  
(hmm - that would prevent the standardization of other attributes in the 
future. I'm going to raise that issue in csc++...)

Best regards
Olaf Krzikalla

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