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5.47 Offsetof

GCC implements for both C and C++ a syntactic extension to implement the offsetof macro.

     primary:
     	"__builtin_offsetof" "(" typename "," offsetof_member_designator ")"
     
     offsetof_member_designator:
     	  identifier
     	| offsetof_member_designator "." identifier
     	| offsetof_member_designator "[" expr "]"

This extension is sufficient such that

     #define offsetof(type, member)  __builtin_offsetof (type, member)

is a suitable definition of the offsetof macro. In C++, type may be dependent. In either case, member may consist of a single identifier, or a sequence of member accesses and array references.