Worst abuse of the C preprocessor

Jim Hague
University of Kent at Canterbury
Canterbury, Kent

Judges' comments:

Compile this program and feed ascii text into standard input. This program is known to pass lint on some systems and abort lint on others.

This program was selected for the 1987 t-shirt collection.

Think morse code when you ponder this program. Note how use of similar variables can be obfuscating! The author notes that this program implements the international morse standard. Now for extra credit, what morse message does the program spell out?

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