Too long a line? Why this shoudn't be working

The attached code was part of a longer program, that failed
upon loading (using “.L file.C” at the ROOT prompt).
It took a while to isolate the problem.
Can somebody explain it?
isThisTooLong.C (1.48 KB)


We are in the processed on revamping the CINT source code and will be able to work on solving a slew of problems (including yours (limited buffer size for some operations)) when this is done.
In the meantime, please, simply avoid this multi-line syntax.