7.87 .string "str ", .string8 "str ", .string16

"str ", .string32 "str ", .string64 "str "

Copy the characters in str to the object file. You may specify more than one string to copy, separated by commas. Unless otherwise specified for a particular machine, the assembler marks the end of each string with a 0 byte. You can use any of the escape sequences described in Strings .

The variants string16 , string32 and string64 differ from the string pseudo opcode in that each 8-bit character from str is copied and expanded to 16, 32 or 64 bits respectively. The expanded characters are stored in target endianness byte order.

Example:

      .string32 "BYE"
     expands to:
        .string   "B\0\0\0Y\0\0\0E\0\0\0"  /* On little endian targets.  */
        .string   "\0\0\0B\0\0\0Y\0\0\0E"  /* On big endian targets.  */