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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removal of "static foo = 0"

[Tigran Aivazian]
> _BUT_ never let this to be a default option, please. Because there
> are valid cases where a programmer things "this is in .data" and that
> means this should be in .data.

If you are writing the sort of code that cares which section it ends up
in, you need to use __attribute__((section)). You probably will be
using things like __attribute__((align)) as well. Relying on compiler
behavior here is dangerous.

I agree though that an option is called for, either -fassume-bss-zero
or -fno-assume-bss-zero, not sure which should be the default.

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