diff --git a/ld/ld.texi b/ld/ld.texi
index 5471d9588ed..71cfaa3d1b1 100644
--- a/ld/ld.texi
+++ b/ld/ld.texi
@@ -6286,9 +6286,11 @@ expect when you upgrade.
@cindex expressions
@cindex arithmetic
The syntax for expressions in the linker script language is identical to
-that of C expressions. All expressions are evaluated as integers. All
-expressions are evaluated in the same size, which is 32 bits if both the
-host and target are 32 bits, and is otherwise 64 bits.
+that of C expressions, except that whitespace is required in some
+places to resolve syntactic ambiguities. All expressions are
+evaluated as integers. All expressions are evaluated in the same
+size, which is 32 bits if both the host and target are 32 bits, and is
+otherwise 64 bits.
You can use and set symbol values in expressions.