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Is this line  a/*b successfully generating the token's or it give lexical error ? if it is given the lexical error then why so ?

I think it will give lexical error because we don't find */ here

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a is definitely token here.

then /*...........*/ if there then it will not count as token.

But it can take divide sign and * separately

So, why not 4 tokens?

@srestha  what would be number of tokens if pattern is given as a/*b ;


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I think, it gives lexical error bcz in a/*b it first scan 'a',

and after that it scan '/' then '*'. after  /* lexical analyzer consider this as a start of comment but,

it not get the end of comment it fall in infinite loop that's why it gives lexical error.
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