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The __writeonly type qualifier indicates that a data object cannot be read from.

In the C and C++ type system it behaves as a cv-qualifier like const or volatile. Its specific effect is that an lvalue with __writeonly type cannot be converted to an rvalue.

Assignment to a __writeonly bitfield is not allowed if the assignment is implemented as read-modify-write. This is implementation-dependent.


void foo(__writeonly int *ptr)
    *ptr = 0;                         // allowed
    printf("ptr value = %d\n", *ptr); // error