Need help with quoting and the CPP

Brett Bergquist bergquis at
Thu May 2 21:04:11 AEST 1991

In response to a question of how to surround a macro argument with
quotes even if the argument is itself a macro, using the non-ANSI CPP
that comes with SunOS 4.1, I received the following response:

]From gdc!uzlwg!!eber Mon Apr 29 11:57:46 1991
]From: eber at (Urs Eberle)
]To: nms!bergquis
]Subject: Re:  Need help with quoting and the CPP
]Hi Brett
]Your problem is easy to solve: do
]#define QUOTE(x) "\
]That's all. Greetings from switzerland...
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