## Maximum Munch Discussion

First, I do not think that there is any discussion of "Maximum Munch" in the CTE documentation, nor
your text, nor the reference book. So, here goes:

The "max munch" rule says that,
when interpreting the characters of source code into tokens, the compiler
makes the longest tokens possible. Therefore >>
is always interpreted as a single token, the stream input
operator, and never as two individual >
tokens.

Later in the course you will see that

template<class T = X<Q>>

has to be written with an extra space:

template<class T = X<Q> >

to avoid this interpretation.

So, the next question is: what about +++++++++...? If the sequence has an even number of +
characters, it will be interpreted as ++ ++ ++ ++ ... ++, a sequence of binary ++ tokens.
If the sequence has an odd number of + characters? Then it will be interpreted
as ++ ++ ++ ++ ... ++ +, a series of binary ++ tokens ending with a final unary +.