C preprocessor failure

Henry Sobotka sobotka@axess.com
Mon May 15 11:42:00 GMT 2000

Dave Brolley wrote:
> Right -- K&R preprocessing was text based and, in my experience, did not
> warn about tokenization errors within a FALSE conditional block. I think
> that gcc should behave this way in -traditional mode. For ANSI mode,
> however, this is a valid warning since, according to the phases of
> translation, tokenization takes place before directives are interpreted.

OK, but then what's the rationale for treating the first escaped quote
like an unescaped one and trying to match it?


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