Programming is hard. Well, anything technical is inherently hard. With that out of the way, today I’m writy a short post to let you in on a secret about what is
pragma in the world of programming languages.
So, What Does “Pragma” Mean in Programming?
Pragma is short for pragmatic information. So, simple. In plain English, pragmatic is an adjective that means sensible and practical. In programming, pragma refers to:
- The code that consists of useful information on how a compiler or interpreter or assembler should process the program
pragmadoes not contribute anything to the programming language itself
pragmaonly affect the compiler behavior
pragma‘s syntax may vary