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For C the symbolic names generated by a ‘pragma foreign_export_enum’ must form valid C identifiers. These identifiers are used as the names of preprocessor macros. The body of each of these macros expands to a value that is identical to that of the constructor to which the symbolic name corresponds in the mapping established by the ‘pragma foreign_export_enum declaration.

As noted in the C data passing conventions, the type of these values is MR_Word.

The default mapping used by ‘pragma foreign_export_enum’ declarations for C is to use the Mercury constructor name as the base of the symbolic name. For example, the symbolic name for the Mercury constructor ‘foo’ would be foo.