Re: Parsing circular includes...

"Bob Sheff" <>
14 Sep 2002 20:09:39 -0400

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From: "Bob Sheff" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 14 Sep 2002 20:09:39 -0400
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
References: 02-09-090
Keywords: design
Posted-Date: 14 Sep 2002 20:09:39 EDT

On 14 Sep 2002 00:18:28 -0400, "Orlando Llanes" <> wrote:

> I'm currently working on an assembler, part of what I need is the
>ability to process include files. I understand that I simply save the
>current file pointer, read in the include file, and restore the previous
>file pointer.

You probably need an array of some depth greater than the max you
would assume thinkable;-)

> What I'm having trouble with are circular includes. In other
>words, when file A includes file B, and file B includes file A.

You probably need to look at conditionals here since a lot of MODERN
programmers seem to include the world (and set a flag), then test if
you already included it, ignore the code and embedded includes.

> Am I being a wimp by not allowing circular references?

they are a fact of life.
ciao, Bob

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