This macro checks if the compiler supports one of GCC’s built-in functions; many other compilers also provide those same built-ins.
The BUILTIN parameter is the name of the built-in function.
If BUILTIN is supported define HAVE_<BUILTIN>. Keep in mind that since builtins usually start with two underscores they will be copied over into the HAVE_<BUILTIN> definition (e.g. HAVE___BUILTIN_EXPECT for __builtin_expect()).
The macro caches its result in the ax_cv_have_<BUILTIN> variable (e.g. ax_cv_have___builtin_expect).
The macro currently supports the following built-in functions:
__builtin_assume_aligned __builtin_bswap16 __builtin_bswap32 __builtin_bswap64 __builtin_choose_expr __builtin___clear_cache __builtin_clrsb __builtin_clrsbl __builtin_clrsbll __builtin_clz __builtin_clzl __builtin_clzll __builtin_complex __builtin_constant_p __builtin_ctz __builtin_ctzl __builtin_ctzll __builtin_expect __builtin_ffs __builtin_ffsl __builtin_ffsll __builtin_fpclassify __builtin_huge_val __builtin_huge_valf __builtin_huge_vall __builtin_inf __builtin_infd128 __builtin_infd32 __builtin_infd64 __builtin_inff __builtin_infl __builtin_isinf_sign __builtin_nan __builtin_nand128 __builtin_nand32 __builtin_nand64 __builtin_nanf __builtin_nanl __builtin_nans __builtin_nansf __builtin_nansl __builtin_object_size __builtin_parity __builtin_parityl __builtin_parityll __builtin_popcount __builtin_popcountl __builtin_popcountll __builtin_powi __builtin_powif __builtin_powil __builtin_prefetch __builtin_trap __builtin_types_compatible_p __builtin_unreachable
Unsuppored built-ins will be tested with an empty parameter set and the result of the check might be wrong or meaningless so use with care.
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