A variable with weak attribute signifies that it can be replaced with
a "strong" symbol link time. Therefore it must not emitted with
"weak_odr" linkage, as that allows the backend to use its value in
The frontend already considers weak const variables as
non-constant (note_constexpr_var_init_weak diagnostic) so this change
makes frontend and backend consistent.
This commit reverses the
f49573d1 weak globals that are const should get weak_odr linkage.
commit from 2009-08-05 which introduced this behavior. Unfortunately
that commit doesn't provide any details on why the change was made.
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