Let's say I want to have several types of output messages in my code. One of them is
DEBUG, which is printed only, when the code is compiled in Debug mode.
Usually I'd have to write something like
#ifdef DEBUG std::cout << "Debug message" << std::endl; #endif
which is pretty cumbersome and annoying to use in many places.
Is it a good practice to define a macro for the code snippet, so you'd use it this way?
Or is there any other, more elegant way how to deal with it without macros? I'm interested about possible solutions both in C and C++, as I'm using both languages in different projects.