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Date: 2010apr5
Language: C/C++

Q.  What are the most useful predefined macros?

A.  For me, these are:

#ifdef _WIN16 || _WIN32 || _WIN64 // Windows #else // Non-Windows (eg Unix) #fi #ifdef __BORLANDC__ // Borland C++ specific stuff #endif #ifdef _MSC_VER // Microsoft Visual C++ specific stuff #endif #ifdef __GNUC__ // Using gcc (probably Linux) #endif #ifdef _MFC_VER // This only works with MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) #endif #ifdef __cplusplus // Make some classes #endif