Parenthesis in macro arguments

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asked Feb 7, 2018 in Bug by Andreas Kågedal

The three signals below should look the same, but they don't. The first version, where there are no citations around the third argument, the 'data(addr-inf)' is not rendered correctly.

!definelong CALL(from,to,message)
from -> to : message

CALL(SysService, SMW, mysignal(data(addr-inf), a))
CALL(SysService, SMW, "mysignal(data(addr-inf), a)")
SysService -> SMW : mysignal(data(addr-inf), a)
commented Feb 14, 2018 by Andreas Kågedal
Is this a bug?
the arguments

  data(addr-inf), a

are renderd as

  data(addr-inf, a)

I realize you have lots of things to do, and maybe this is not at the top of your list. But just having a ack that you agree that this needs to be fixed at some point would be great.

1 Answer

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answered Feb 18, 2018 by Anthony-Gaudino (7,810 points)
The first looks wrong, it's like you're trying to pass 4 arguments to a macro that only accepts 3.

Also if you use parenthesis on macros they must be quoted.

This example works:
commented Feb 27, 2018 by andreas.kagedal (260 points)
OK, I understand. The macro-mechanism does note handle parenthesis in arugments in any "intelligent" way. They are just another character.