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l_inc



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l_inc
Good day and merry new year, guys!
I've just came across an unexpected behaviour:
Code:
rept 1
{
    macro m
    \{ local l
        display \`l,13,10
    \}
}
m
m    

The backslash here makes local be ignored by the expansion of an external macroblock, which it shouldn't do. The problem is related to other macroblock specialized directives as well. E.g. the following snippet shouldn't compile:
Code:
rept 2
{
    macro m [a]
    \{ common
        display a,13,10
    \}
}
m 'a','b'    


Identifiers however seem to be unaffected:
Code:
macro x a
{
    macro m \a
    \{a
        display \`l,13,10
    \}
}
x display 'x'
m display 'm'    

The argument is correctly interpreted in the context of the macro x.

P.S. Sorry, I meant to post the report in the "Compiler Internals" subforum.

revolution says: I moved it for you

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Post 30 Dec 2014, 15:58
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revolution
Indeed, using Egyptian brackets gives a different result
Code:
rept 1
{
    macro m \{
    local l
        display \`l,13,10
    \}
}
m
m    
Post 30 Dec 2014, 16:31
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Try using backslashes with such keywords. \local \common.

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Tomasz Grysztar
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The special directives processed by macro line maker are only recognized if they are the first symbol in line (another detail probably not mentioned in the manual), otherwise they are treated as just another symbol preprocessed in a standard way. For example:
Code:
macro m {
  l: common
}      
Here the "common" is not recognized by line maker because it is not a first symbol of line and so the "common" word is passed unchanged to the assembler stage. A more interesting example would be:
Code:
macro m common {
  common l: common
}
m dd l     

And "{" is nothing special from the point of view of line maker, it is just another symbol that gets in the way.
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l_inc



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revolution
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revolution says: I moved it for you

l_inc says: Thank you. Smile

Tomasz Grysztar
Oh... I suppose, I overhurried to report on this one. Sorry.

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Tomasz Grysztar,

Probably implicit line-break after opening brace would do (heh, closing brace have it).
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l_inc
baldr
Quote:
heh, closing brace have it

I don't think there's any special handling of the closing brace, cause the following doesn't work either:
Code:
macro m [a]
{
        rept 1 \{\} common
        display a,13,10
}
m 'a','b'    


It's just about the moment when the corresponding directive appears as the first token on a line.

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