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AIX Version 4.3 Assembler Language Reference

.bf Pseudo-op


Identifies the beginning of a function and provides information specific to the beginning of a function.


.bf Number


The .bf pseudo-op provides symbol table information necessary when using the symbolic debugger.

The .bf pseudo-op has no other effect on assembly and is customarily inserted by a compiler.

Note: The .function pseudo-op must be used if the .bf pseudo-op is used.


Number Represents the absolute line number in the original source file on which the function begins.


The following example demonstrates the use of the .bf pseudo-op:

.bf   5

Related Information

Pseudo-ops Overview.

The .ef pseudo-op, .function pseudo-op.

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