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Include binary file with gcc/clang
#include <stdio.h>
#define STR2(x) #x
#define STR(x) STR2(x)
#ifdef _WIN32
#define INCBIN_SECTION ".rdata, \"dr\""
#define INCBIN_SECTION ".rodata"
// this aligns start address to 16 and terminates byte array with explict 0
// which is not really needed, feel free to change it to whatever you want/need
#define INCBIN(name, file) \
__asm__(".section " INCBIN_SECTION "\n" \
".global incbin_" STR(name) "_start\n" \
".balign 16\n" \
"incbin_" STR(name) "_start:\n" \
".incbin \"" file "\"\n" \
".global incbin_" STR(name) "_end\n" \
".balign 1\n" \
"incbin_" STR(name) "_end:\n" \
".byte 0\n" \
); \
extern __attribute__((aligned(16))) const char incbin_ ## name ## _start[]; \
extern const char incbin_ ## name ## _end[]
INCBIN(foobar, "binary.bin");
int main()
printf("start = %p\n", &incbin_foobar_start);
printf("end = %p\n", &incbin_foobar_end);
printf("size = %zu\n", (char*)&incbin_foobar_end - (char*)&incbin_foobar_start);
printf("first byte = 0x%02hhx\n", incbin_foobar_start[0]);
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