Re: The STEP Preprocessor

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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 06:59:00 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Marco <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 06:59:00 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 11-07-020
Keywords: macros, history, comment
Posted-Date: 17 Jul 2011 09:48:21 EDT

This was a fairly popular technique back in the 1970s. The RATFOR preprocessor <> was actually used by non-academic types.
[Considering that Ratfor was written at Bell Labs, of course it was used by
non-academic types. It was quite popular in the numerical analysis community.
I ported it to PDP-10 Fortran. -John]

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