how to i designate the current function...?

Ondřej Majerech oxyd.oxyd at
Sun May 31 23:23:25 UTC 2009

On Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:31:40 +0200, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:

> 	I'm not sure this is std yet, but think it is available in gcc.
> 	If I'm calling funtion bar(char *, char) with one of the args
> 	incorrect, is there a way to have gcc name bar() in an error message?

Are you looking for the __FUNCTION__ macro?

void baz( char yes_no ) {
     if ( yes_no == 'Y' || yes_no == 'N' ) {
         // Do stuff...
     } else {
         printf( "%s: %s\n", __FUNCTION__, "I got an invalid arg" );

AFAIK, this isn't standard C, but well supported on GCC.


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