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4 C Implementation-Defined Behavior

A conforming implementation of ISO C is required to document its choice of behavior in each of the areas that are designated “implementation defined”. The following lists all such areas, along with the section numbers from the ISO/IEC 9899:1990, ISO/IEC 9899:1999 and ISO/IEC 9899:2011 standards. Some areas are only implementation-defined in one version of the standard.

Some choices depend on the externally determined ABI for the platform (including standard character encodings) which GCC follows; these are listed as “determined by ABI” below. See Binary Compatibility, and http://gcc.gnu.org/readings.html. Some choices are documented in the preprocessor manual. See [http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/cpp/Implementation_002ddefined-behavior.html#Implementation_002ddefined-behavior Implementation-defined behavior] in The C Preprocessor. Some choices are made by the library and operating system (or other environment when compiling for a freestanding environment); refer to their documentation for details.

Translation implementation:   
Environment implementation:   
Identifiers implementation:   
Characters implementation:   
Integers implementation:   
Floating point implementation:   
Arrays and pointers implementation:   
Hints implementation:   
Structures unions enumerations and bit-fields implementation:   
Qualifiers implementation:   
Declarators implementation:   
Statements implementation:   
Preprocessing directives implementation:   
Library functions implementation:   
Architecture implementation:   
Locale-specific behavior implementation:   

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