Need Help in Read a file at compilation time to initialize variable

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    Question Need Help in Read a file at compilation time to initialize variable

    I have to read a file (for a string) and the file is available only at the compilation time, not in the run time.

    Is there any possibility to read the file during compilation and initialize a variable with the value read from the file.

    I have tried different methods, but doesn't work for me. Can anybody please tell me how can i do this?


    Thanks in advance.

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    What compiler/IDE do you use?

    Some have pre and post build options that you can use to run a program to do what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daved View Post
    What compiler/IDE do you use?

    Some have pre and post build options that you can use to run a program to do what you need.
    I'm working on REDHAT LINUX, GNU Compiler.

    What kind of options that i get?

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    Are you compiling on the command line? with make? something else?

    You can probably write a program that does a text search in the file and places it in the source code, then run that before the build starts.

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