Change the logical line number. line-number must be an absolute
expression. The next line has that logical line number. Therefore any other
statements on the current line (after a statement separator character) are
reported as on logical line number line-number - 1. One day
as will no longer support this directive: it is recognized only
for compatibility with existing assembler programs.
Warning: In the AMD29K configuration of as, this command is
not available; use the synonym
.ln in that context.
Even though this is a directive associated with the
b.out object-code formats,
as still recognizes it
when producing COFF output, and treats `.line' as though it
were the COFF `.ln' if it is found outside a
.def, `.line' is, instead, one of the directives
used by compilers to generate auxiliary symbol information for
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