[Rpm-maint] [rpm-software-management/rpm] Error if a macro in a comment is expanded to multiple lines (#124)
Bernhard M. Wiedemann
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Mon Feb 20 05:53:44 UTC 2017
> And this outlaws commenting multiline macros. Which, if you really think about it, seems totally absurd.
The point is that commenting out multi-line macros never worked. If I understand it correctly, it expanded to a commented first line and left the remaining lines uncommented which can cause any very unexpected behaviour. That is why there was a warning in the first place.
In practice, as one of those thousand packagers, I learned to change
`%some_macro` to `#some_macro`
which avoids all the trouble.
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