[cfe-dev] [PATCH] New syntax and functionality for __has_attribute
aaron at aaronballman.com
Sat Jan 11 10:57:22 PST 2014
On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 1:49 PM, dblaikie at gmail.com <dblaikie at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure this is necessary - do any compilers (including different
> versions of clang itself, which I believe is the main use of has_attribute)
> support the same attribute but in differing syntaxes?
Yes, clang has numerous attributes instances of this. I believe GCC
does as well. For instance, it's quite common to have a GNU spelling
and a C++11 syntax for the same attribute. There are also cases where
attributes with the same spelling but different syntax provide
differing semantics, such as the aligned attribute (which has five
> Otherwise it just
> seems an invariant of the attribute and not something that would need
> compile time tests for because it won't vary by compilation
I strongly disagree. Consider the dllexport example I had given.
Supporting that is currently guess-work with __has_attribute because
we only respond back that the attribute is known, but not a particular
syntax. Yet the syntax is specifically required in order to use it
FWIW, this is also PR15853.
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