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c++ precompiler booleans

February 20, 2012

A short post to show you some of the possible precompiler if booleans you can write. I had to learn how to place several define requirements in one #if statement. Here you go:

#include <iostream>
#define M1
#define M2
using namespace std;
int main()
#ifdef M1
      cout << “M1 defined!” << endl;
#ifdef M2
      cout << “M2 defined!” << endl;
#ifndef M3
      cout << “M3 not defined!” << endl;
#ifdef M4
      cout << “M4 defined!” << endl;
#if defined(M1) && defined(M4)
      cout << “M1 and M4 defined!” << endl;
#if defined M2 || defined M3
      cout << “M2 or M3 defined!” << endl;
#if ! defined M3 && ! defined M4
      cout << “neither M3 nor M4 defined!” << endl;
#if ! defined(M3) && defined M2
      cout << “M3 not defined, M2 defined!” << endl;
      return 0;
This code shows most options I know of. The output is (in case you are too lazy to check..):

M1 defined!
M2 defined!
M3 not defined!
M2 or M3 defined!
neither M3 nor M4 defined!
M3 not defined, M2 defined!


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