[llvm-dev] Is that LLVM Language Reference Manual's bug?

Nancy via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Jun 28 01:20:52 PDT 2018

> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> http://www.llvm.org/docs/LangRef.html#visibility-styles says  "A
>> symbol with internal or private linkage must have default visibility."
>>  I think it should be protected visibility.
> The statement in the LangRef is the one that's enforced. I can see why
> it looks like "protected" is the closest to reality but I think what's
> actually happening is that "internal" and "private" linkage make the
> visibility specifiers meaningless, and what you get when you don't
> specify one happens to be "default".
> Since it'll never be printed anyway, there's not really any reason to
> invent something like "internal_default" just to make the
> documentation neater.

Thank you very much for your info ~

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