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Examining the Compilation Process. Part 1.

Oct 08, 2008, 15:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"As mentioned earlier, the first step that the compiler does is it sends our source code through the C Preprocessor. The C Preprocessor is responsible for 3 tasks: text substitution, stripping comments, and file inclusion. Text substitution and file inclusion is requested in our source code using preprocessor directives. The lines in our code that begin with the “#” character are preprocessor directives."

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