Executes a macro using the context macro- name, jumping to the
s extension of that context and executing each step, then returning when the steps end.
The calling extension, context, and priority are stored in
MACRO_PRIORITY respectively. Arguments become
ARG2, etc in the macro context.
If you Goto out of the Macro context, the Macro will terminate and control will be returned at the location of the Goto.
MACRO_OFFSET is set at termination, Macro will attempt to continue at priority MACRO_OFFSET + N + 1 if such a step exists, and N + 1 otherwise.
Because of the way Macro is implemented (it executes the priorities contained within it via sub-engine), and a fixed per-thread memory stack allowance, macros are limited to 7 levels of nesting (macro calling macro calling macro, etc.); It may be possible that stack-intensive applications in deeply nested macros could cause asterisk to crash earlier than this limit. It is advised that if you need to deeply nest macro calls, that you use the Gosub application (now allows arguments like a Macro) with explict Return() calls instead.
Use of the application
name- The name of the macro
This documentation was imported from Asterisk Version SVN-branch-10-r378689