Macro processors

Peter Jefferies <>
Wed, 4 Aug 1993 00:10:00 GMT

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From: Peter Jefferies <>
Keywords: macros, question
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1993 00:10:00 GMT

I'm looking for the source of any fairly powerful macro processors.

I am aware of m4 and, of course, the c pre-processor. But these are
not sufficiently powerful.

ISTR there was something called ML (macro language), but the entries
for ML in the catalog (just published) seems to be for something

Specifically the processor should be capable of:
Macro definition:
                Macro names containing any string (not just alphanum).
                Local string and numeric variables.
                Global/Common string and numeric variables.
                A good selection of operators/functions on variables.
                LOOP and CONDITIONAL constructs

Macro call:
                Calls to be in 'free-form', without bracketing of parameters.

Peter Jefferies

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