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2003. Zero-argument macros incorrectly specified

Section: 15.6  [cpp.replace]     Status: drafting     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2014-09-12

According to 15.6 [cpp.replace] paragraph 4,

If the identifier-list in the macro definition does not end with an ellipsis, the number of arguments (including those arguments consisting of no preprocessing tokens) in an invocation of a function-like macro shall equal the number of parameters in the macro definition.

That is, a sequence of no preprocessing tokens counts as an argument. That phrasing has problems with zero-argument function-like macros, e.g.,

  #define M()

M is defined as having no parameters but the invocation has one (empty) argument, which does not match the number of parameters in the definition.