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Home » Tip Bank » C++
Language: C++
Expertise: Beginner
Feb 2, 1998

Better alternative to #define constants

Using
  #define
to create macro constants is not ideal. Macros are substituted by the preprocessor, so the compiler usually cannot detect anomalies such as type mismatch (see example); furthermore, most symbolic debuggers will not allow you to examine a macro
Danny Kalev
 
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