C macro enables a feature called token pasting which allows us to paste or append an extra token to the existing token and takes the appended tokens as a single token at the time of compilation. In the following example, we have taken a token 'user_id' and appended extra tokens like 1, 2 and 3 to it using ## token pasting operator. Operator # converts the token to a string token.

int user_id1 = 10, user_id2 = 20, user_id3 = 30;

#define print_userid(n) printf("Variable user_id" #n "=%d\n", user_id ##n);

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
  return 0;
Variable user_id1=10
Variable user_id2=20
Variable user_id3=30

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