8.81. .space size, fill

This directive emits size bytes, each of value fill. Both size and fill are absolute expressions. If the comma and fill are omitted, fill is assumed to be zero. This is the same as .skip.

Warning: .space has a completely different meaning for HPPA targets; use .block as a substitute. See [HP9000 Series 800 Assembly Language Reference Manual] (HP 92432-90001) for the meaning of the .space directive. Section 19.5 HPPA Assembler Directives, for a summary.

On the AMD 29K, this directive is ignored; it is accepted for compatibility with other AMD 29K assemblers.

Warning: In most versions of the gnu assembler, the directive .space has the effect of .block Chapter 9 Machine Dependent Features.