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Re: C pre-processor in Perl

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Jul 28, 2003 at 19:34 UTC ( #278582=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to C pre-processor in Perl

#!/usr/bin/perl -P #define FOO bar print "FOO\n"; print qq(FOO\n);
FOO bar
and that's reason enough for me to avoid it.

"My two cents aren't worth a dime.";

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Re: Re: C pre-processor in Perl
by perrin (Chancellor) on Jul 28, 2003 at 19:38 UTC
    Well, that doesn't work with the constant pragma either. Back to globals...

      I think you missed the point that code makes. Whether or not a constant define'd via preprocessing is replaced inside a quoted string depends on the quoting mechanism used. It isn't replaced with actual quotes ("" or '') but it is with the generic quote operators¹ q() and qq().

      So, change how you quote your literals and you might end up changing the literals themselves. I don't like things that change unexpectedly like that.

      1. This is, of course, because it is a C preprocessor and not a Perl preprocessor.

      "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";

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