Re: extending C (Isaac)
20 Aug 2000 23:51:26 -0400

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From: (Isaac)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Aug 2000 23:51:26 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 00-08-058
Keywords: C
User-Agent: slrn/ (UNIX)

On 10 Aug 2000 00:11:04 -0400, <> wrote:
>I need sombody to help me generate a preprocessor For C. unfortunately
>I d'ont know where to start, or rather the best place to start from.
>Bison And Flex scare the hell out Of Me And I'M Afraid I will need a
>little help with a couple of features that I feel might be useful to
>the C programmer's community. All of the new features would look like
>regular functions, but would generate extra code and need to be
>`translated' before the compilation process. my intention is to
>leverage existing compiler technology (as opposed to writing a new
>compiler, which would be a losing proposition) to output standard (or
>as close as possible) C code.

I'm not sure why functions would need translating, but perhaps the
best place to start would be with a parser for an existing C compiler.
Maybe something like lcc which comes with source. Be careful of the
licensing for whatever you pick.


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