make and friends was Re: [Coco] CCASM for Linux
goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Mon Dec 13 21:53:20 EST 2004
>From: KnudsenMJ at aol.com
>Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 22:24:18 EST
>I even seem to remember some useful tricks for the C compiler's macro
>preprocessor all by itself, on text jobs. --Mike K.
Yeah, cpp is a good tool. And one that tends to get "integrated" so
you can't do anything but C programs with it. :-( AFAIK the OS-9 C
compiler is about the only C compiler for 8-bit (or early 16-bit
micros) that has a seperate preprocessor.
A lot of the assembly in the linux kernel uses the C preprocessor,
instead of relying on the assemlber's own macro system (Does GAS even
have complex macros?)
I have to admit, though, for non-programming purposes, m4 is a little
more friendly. If nothing else, it doesn't insert #line lines into
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