3.6.2 Output Section Name

The name of the output section is section . section must meet the constraints of your output format. In formats which only support a limited number of sections, such as a.out , the name must be one of the names supported by the format (a.out , for example, allows only ‘ .text ’, ‘ .data ’ or ‘ .bss ’). If the output format supports any number of sections, but with numbers and not names (as is the case for Oasys), the name should be supplied as a quoted numeric string. A section name may consist of any sequence of characters, but a name which contains any unusual characters such as commas must be quoted.

The output section name ‘ /DISCARD/ ’ is special; Output Section Discarding .