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Re: GNU ld docs -- incorrect EXCLUDE_FILE example?

From: Alan Modra
Subject: Re: GNU ld docs -- incorrect EXCLUDE_FILE example?
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 11:01:55 +0930
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On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 01:05:18AM +0300, Oleg Katsitadze wrote:
> Hi,
> I've found an example of using EXCLUDE_FILE in linker scripts in the
> GNU ld documentation:
>   (*(EXCLUDE_FILE (*crtend.o *otherfile.o) .ctors))
> I've tried this, and several variations thereof, to no avail -- I
> always get "parse error".  I put it in place of a usual `*(.data)',
> which until then was accepted by ld without any errors, so my script
> should be ok.

Yes, the info doc is wrong.  The example should not have the outer
enclosing parentheses.

        * ld.texinfo (Input Section Basics): Correct EXCLUDE_FILE example.

Index: ld/ld.texinfo
RCS file: /cvs/src/src/ld/ld.texinfo,v
retrieving revision 1.201
diff -u -p -r1.201 ld.texinfo
--- ld/ld.texinfo       25 Jul 2007 14:56:22 -0000      1.201
+++ ld/ld.texinfo       18 Aug 2007 01:30:33 -0000
@@ -3327,7 +3327,7 @@ of files from matching the file name wil
 match all files except the ones specified in the EXCLUDE_FILE list.  For
-(*(EXCLUDE_FILE (*crtend.o *otherfile.o) .ctors))
+*(EXCLUDE_FILE (*crtend.o *otherfile.o) .ctors)
 @end smallexample
 will cause all .ctors sections from all files except @file{crtend.o} and
 @file{otherfile.o} to be included.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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