C++ name with leading underscore character not Compiling
Mon Apr 16 14:28:00 GMT 2007
On 16 April 2007 15:14, Chelton Evans wrote:
> Pre fixing the underscore character is a technique that was around
> before the language evolved.
> The compilers that I had used I had not encountered this before.
:-) Welcome to the post K'n'R world. Things have changed a lot since
pre-1989; there's nothing else for it really, old code just has to be tidied
> However after this discussion I will add the underscore character to
> the end of a variable instead of the start
This is a well-used and fairly standard technique, particularly in
function-like macros where you want to avoid the risk of clashing with a
variable in the enclosed function.
> I went and checked the pre-processed code and a macro substitution had
Heh, knew it. Glad it's all cleared up now.
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