We have seen that procedures are extremely useful for implementing modular program design techniques.
In this unit, we discuss another mechanism to modularize program code based on
macros. Simply put, a macro is a sophisticated text subsitution mechanism.
The objectives of this unit are:
To discuss macro definition and expansion
To explain how blocks of statements can be repeated
To describe conditional assembly directives
To describe how to define a macro library
To explore the performance tradeoffs associated with macros and procedures