The _Pragma preprocessing operator

The unary operator _Pragma, which is a C99 feature, allows a preprocessor macro to be contained in a pragma directive.

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The string_literal may be prefixed with L, making it a wide-string literal.

The string literal is destringized and tokenized. The resulting sequence of tokens is processed as if it appeared in a pragma directive. For example:

_Pragma ( "pack(full)" )

would be equivalent to

#pragma pack(full)

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