Bug ID: 78008
           Summary: Forbid or document #pragma pack(0)
           Product: gcc
           Version: 5.4.0
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: preprocessor
          Assignee: unassigned at gcc dot
          Reporter: dhekir at gmail dot com
  Target Milestone: ---

The GCC online doc
( says that
#pragma pack is supported for compatibility with MS compilers.

However, the MSVC doc (
explicitly states that, for pack(n): "Valid values are 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16."

Indeed, writing #pragma pack(0) and compiling (with VS 2010, in my case)
results in a warning:

warning C4086: expected pragma parameter to be '1', '2', '4', '8', or '16'

On GCC (I tried 5.4.0, but it seems not to have changed in quite some time),
using #pragma pack(0) results in no warnings, even with -Wall.

I found very old discussions (around gcc 2.9.5) mentioning that pack(0) is
supposed to disable the effect of #pragma pack, however this is not documented.
 If the intended behavior is the same as "#pragma pack()" (without arguments),
please document it. Otherwise, it would be best if GCC would report this
construction as a warning/error, or at least indicate in the documentation that
it should not be used.

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