missing terminating ' character

Hariharan hariharans@picochip.com
Tue Nov 18 15:25:00 GMT 2008

Hi all,
I get the following warning from the GCC compiler (all versions that i 
tried on after 4.2.x), but doesnt generate the warning with 4.1.1 
compiler. I went through the C99 standard and couldnt find anything 

If i tried to compile

#if 0 

   The 'appostrophie character causes warnings in code that is #defed 

   IFF it is unmatched 


int main(void) 






I get the following warning.

test.c:2:7: warning: missing terminating ' character

I am not exactly sure if this is buggy behaviour, but it obviously isnt 
what i would have expected.

Please clarify if this is a bug.


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