[LLVMbugs] [Bug 16683] New: Clang doesn't support __attribute__((__externally_visible__))

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Tue Jul 23 10:25:17 PDT 2013


            Bug ID: 16683
           Summary: Clang doesn't support
           Product: clang
           Version: trunk
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P
         Component: -New Bugs
          Assignee: unassignedclangbugs at nondot.org
          Reporter: fanael4 at gmail.com
                CC: llvmbugs at cs.uiuc.edu
    Classification: Unclassified

Clang impersonates GCC 4.2.1, but doesn't support
__attribute__((__externally_visible__)). This means the following code

/* __externally_visible__ was introduced in 4.1.0 */
#if defined(__GNUC__) && (__GNUC__ * 100 + __GNUC_MINOR__ >= 401)
int x;

gets a warning emitted:

x.cpp:3:16: warning: unknown attribute '__externally_visible__' ignored

That's unexpected, because the #if is meant to stop passing the attribute to a
compiler that doesn't support it. However, Clang lies and claims it's GCC
4.2.1, which does support this attribute. Of course, there's an obvious
workaround, but still.

Ideally, Clang should support it with proper semantics, i.e. running an
internalize pass should leave __externally_visible__ entities externally

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