unexpected parse error in #define

Erik Talvola talvola@yahoo.com
Thu Oct 5 20:06:00 GMT 2000

I wouldn't normally expect that continuations lines
would be treated differently when using #define with a
macro that takes arguments vs. one which doesn't. 
Didn't see anything in the CPP manual which describes
this, but don't have a copy of the ANSI standard to
know whether this is specified or not:

[etalvo@hobo etalvo]$ more test.c

#define FOO a \
 { a(); }

[etalvo@hobo etalvo]$ more test3.c

#define FOO(r) a \
 { a(); }

[etalvo@hobo etalvo]$ gcc -c test.c
test.c:3: parse error before `{'
[etalvo@hobo etalvo]$ gcc -c test3.c
[etalvo@hobo etalvo]$

[etalvo@hobo etalvo]$ gcc -v
Reading specs from
gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2

(this happens with 2.95.2 on Sun Solaris 2.6 as well).


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