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    The buggy MSVC...


    this is a bit funny... I am working in a project using multiple compilers. So far, nothing strange: every compiler has its own idioms.
    It is also well known that MSVC cpp (c preprocessor) is a bit buggy, but...
    look to the hack I had to do to compile a piece of code that compiles flawlessy on other compilers:

    void func()
    the fun is, if I generate the ".i" files the cpp correctly expands the macro (so the #conditional block is not needed) but as long as I compile it normally, it complais of those missing closing brackets!!

    well, that's interesting: now it compiles, but it totally REFUSE to generate the proper code, which it generates if the macro is... not macroed (and there it complais not of the brackets). Bah.
    well, in the end, it seems that it is due to the fact that the code contains inline __asm statements: probably the compiler isnt capable of expanding assembler AND macro at the same time...
    Last edited by Maximus; February 7th, 2010 at 19:39.
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    did you have a look at this

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    thanks alot, that solved my issue!

    I did try to write down even single asm statemets, but without any success.
    By the way, I'd like to point that "__asm opcode; __asm opcode;" won't work, but indeed IT SHOULD, as the ';' is used for comment *within* an asm block, and not after the single instruction -on such context, it *is* a c-statement terminator!

    Assembly-style comments that start with a semicolon ( continue to the end of the line. This causes problems in macros because the compiler ignores everything after the comment
    __asm opcode;__asm opcode; should work, but it will not. bah.

    Well, thanks alot
    I want to know God's thoughts ...the rest are details.
    (A. Einstein)
    ..."a shellcode is a command you do at the linux shell"...

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