Can I put comments in string literals in C?

What happens if your C string literal contains comment-like delimiters?

char* my_str = "some /*string*/ with a URL https://www.google.com";

Thankfully, this “works”. That is, this program is the same as:

char* my_str = "some /" "*string*" "/ with a URL https:/" "/www.google.com";

I was concerned, because one syntax highlighter (Pygments) screws this up.


I wrote this because I felt like it. This post is my own, and not associated with my employer.

Jim. Friends. Vidrio.