makes the symbol visible to
. If you define symbol
in your partial program, its value is made available to other partial programs that are linked with it. Otherwise, symbol
takes its attributes from a symbol of the same name from another file linked into the same program.
Both spellings (‘ .globl ’ and ‘ .global ’) are accepted, for compatibility with other assemblers.
On the HPPA,
is not always enough to make it accessible to other partial programs. You may need the HPPA-only
directive as well. See HPPA Assembler Directives