Re: preprocessor and precompiler (VBDis)
8 Oct 2000 21:38:08 -0400

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From: (VBDis)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 Oct 2000 21:38:08 -0400
Organization: AOL Bertelsmann Online GmbH & Co. KG
References: 00-10-004
Keywords: practice

  "Nada" <> schreibt:

>What is the difference between precompiler and preprocessor ??

My feeling says:

A preprocessor only modifies the source code, expanding macros and doing other

A precompiler can produce a very different (even binary) output, so that a
common "postcompiler" can produce code for different languages. The precompiler
handles the syntactical issues of the source language, and the postcompiler
deals with the code creation and optimization.

Nice try? ;-)


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