[fpc-devel] Use of (* comment for $DEFINEd macros

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Thu Jan 19 23:28:07 CET 2012

Paul Robinson schrieb:

> This proves conclusively that only open brace { comment is acceptable
> for defining macros in Free Pascal.

The scanner for comments is highly optimized (manually), resulting in 
unwanted inconsistent and untested behaviour :-(

The preprocessor is broken since the time, when somebody decided to make 
the scanner a class, and didn't know how to update the preprocessor part 
accordingly. I've supplied an patch to make the preprocessor work again, 
but it didn't find its way into the compiler yet :-(


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