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String Literals with Embedded Newlines

As an extension, GNU CPP permits string literals to cross multiple lines without escaping the embedded newlines. Each embedded newline is replaced with a single \n character in the resulting string literal, regardless of what form the newline took originally.

CPP currently allows such strings in directives as well (other than the #include family). This is deprecated and will eventually be removed.