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How do I write the Windows TEXT macro on linux?

I am in the process of converting some c++ code from Windows to C++. I have a bunch of TEXT macros. TEXT("MyString") which makes L"MyString" or "MyString depending on some condition.

Ideally, on linux, I would simply like to define a macro that does the above. Something like:

#ifdef USE_WIDE_CHAR
#  define TEXT(x) L#x
#else
# define TEXT(x) x
#endif

But, the above does not seem to compile. Anyone know how to do this?

Thanks!
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rjsurati
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rjsurati
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jkrCommented:
The same should work un Linux - see http://kfsone.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/unicode-literals-and-gcc/ ("Unicode literals and GCC"). What errors are you getting?
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Subrat (C++ windows/Linux)Software EngineerCommented:
If you want to use wide char, then define USE_WIDE_CHAR.
The file inwhich you need it, just define.better if defining inside a common file( which you need more frequently)

#define USE_WIDE_CHAR

Not worked on linux, but hope unicode and ascii concept is same irrespective of platform.
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masheikCommented:
You were not showing us the errors.I dont know how your project files were organized.    Say your project has 5 source files and 6 header files and I assume you were including one common header included to all other header files or to all the source files or to where it was required to make all the the declaration available to the source files , then in that header file use  #define USE_WIDE_CHAR                           and conditional includes  
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Deepu AbrahamR & D Engineering ManagerCommented:
For ASCII, a LPTSTR is a char*.
For Unicode it becomes a wchar_t*.
Try these:
#ifdef USE_WIDE_CHAR
#define TEXT(x) L ##x
#else
#define TEXT(x) x

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rjsuratiAuthor Commented:
Sorry guys, this one ended up being my fault. I had

#define TEXT(x) L #x
does not work

#define TEXT(x) L ##x
does.

In my code, I accidentally added a ';' which is why I was so confused.

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