troubleshooting Question

How is a circular #define resolved?

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Can someone explain why the code below returns the error:

'SAM1': undeclared identifier

On the 'x=' line?

I would think that the first #define would be fine, then the second #define would be expanded to

#define SAM2 SAM2

which essentially has no effect, so I would expect the error to be

'SAM2': undeclared identifier

after the " int x = SAM1;" is expanded to  " int x = SAM2;

but apparently I misunderstand.  What does happen in this case?

Thanks.
#define SAM1 SAM2
#define SAM2 SAM1
 
int main()
{
       int x = SAM1;
	return 0;
}
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