|The STEP Preprocessor email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2011-07-12)|
|Re: The STEP Preprocessor firstname.lastname@example.org (Marco) (2011-07-16)|
|Re: The STEP Preprocessor email@example.com (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2011-08-02)|
|From:||glen herrmannsfeldt <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Jul 2011 06:39:37 +0000 (UTC)|
|Organization:||Aioe.org NNTP Server|
|Posted-Date:||12 Jul 2011 07:05:06 EDT|
Many years ago I worked with the STEP Preprocessor.
It was first described to me as a form of Compiler-Compiler,
but it seems more like a Preprocessor-Compiler. (It runs more
like an interpreter than is usual for a compiler.)
In case anyone is interested, the manual is now online at:
Unlike many preprocessors, the macro form can describe the
exact grammar required, process appropriately or print error
messages, and generate any required output.
I now have the source code (in Fortran-66, and in an extended
Fortran processed by STEP macros.) I hope soon to send it to
the software archive of bitsavers.
Not that I follow preprocessors so carefully, but I don't know
of anything at all similar done since then (about 1977).
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