typedef enum question

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    typedef enum question

    Just have a quick question, hopefully someone will be able
    to answer quickly.

    Trying to do something rather simple:

    typedef enum { FALSE, TRUE } fboolean;

    This works with the stand c header files.
    Why does it break when I include windows.h file?

    I get errors such as:



    Code:
    (57): error C2143: syntax error : missing '}' before 'constant'
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Because windows.h defines FALSE as 0 and TRUE as 1, which means your enum statement is

    enum { 0, 1 }

    Either #undef both, or use different names.

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    It may even be a better plan to include windows.h and just use the internal definitions for TRUE and FALSE. While you're at it why not just use BOOL

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