|looking for C pre-processor firstname.lastname@example.org (Denis Gurchenkov) (2001-11-05)|
|Re: looking for C pre-processor email@example.com (2001-11-08)|
|Re: looking for C pre-processor firstname.lastname@example.org (2001-11-08)|
|Re: looking for C pre-processor email@example.com (2001-11-08)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward G. Nilges)|
|Date:||8 Nov 2001 01:21:31 -0500|
|Posted-Date:||08 Nov 2001 01:21:31 EST|
"Denis Gurchenkov" <email@example.com> wrote
> Could somebody point me to a C pre-processor that is provided with
> source code? It NEED NOT BE FREE - our customer agrees to pay for it.
> The most important properties are product quality and
I hope my response is useful, Denis.
I wrote a C preprocessor ten years ago and lost it, using C itself as
the development language. Since preprocessing is basically text
editing, it may not be difficult to roll your own. Unlike PL/I (which
had an enormously ambitious preprocessor that allowed you to use most
of the runtime features of PL/I, the syntax of C is fairly simple.
Since that time I have written "the" preprocessor for a simpler syntax
(that of Visual Basic) a few times. Again, it seemed a simple task.
I'm wary of my suggestion, for the customer may be tempted to request
cool features, and this will increase the development time.
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