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SubjectRe: [patch 1/3] Add BSS to resource tree
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 00:18:13 +0200
Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:

> And I recall that extern char sym[] is considered correct by binutils
> people - but I'm not 100% sure and google did not give me an appropriate hit.

An ancient memory tells me that these things are traditionally
declared as plain old int:

extern int start;
extern int edata;

etc.

However
http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?coll=0650&db=man&fname=/usr/share/catman/p_man/cat3/standard/_rt_symbol_table_size.z
disagrees with me.

http://www.psych.upenn.edu/~saul/parasite/man/man3/end.3.html agrees with me

http://docsrv.sco.com:507/en/man/html.S/end.S.html agrees with me

http://www.rocketaware.com/man/man3/end.3.htm agrees with me

http://bama.ua.edu/cgi-bin/man-cgi?etext+3C agrees with me


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