its working, i had missed out the '\' character.
thanks jevgeni.

> ----------
> From:         Jevgeni Astanovski[SMTP:j.astanovski@sampopank.ee]
> Reply To:     c400-l@midrange.com
> Sent:         Tuesday, March 26, 2002 1:29 PM
> To:   c400-l@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: [C400-L] Macro definition
>
> >
> > i am trying to define a function like macro in C/400 as below, but i am
> > getting compilation error (CZM0350 : "Syntax error")
> >
> > #define checkError(string,val)
> > if(val)
> > {
> >   printf("Failed with %d at %s\n",val,string);
> >   exit(1);
> > }
> >
> Hi, Srikanth.
>
> #define checkError(string,val) \
> if(val) \
> { \
>   printf("Failed with %d at %s\n",val,string); \
>   exit(1); \
> }
>
> Try like this - it works, I've just tested. If you fail to find the
> difference - continuation mark on each row.
>
> > i know this is pretty elementary but i have got struck, could i get some
> > help please. also how can get second level help like whether ';' or '}'
> is
> > missing....like in borland compilers or MSVC we get which part of syntax
> is
> > in error.
>
> Normally you see some second level text, but not in this case. Afraid that
> compiler was so surprised to see this sort of thing, that could not find a
> word! :-)
> HTH,
> Jevgeni.
>
>
>
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