Re: Rational argument for not using a preprocessor for Java?

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= <>
Sun, 14 Mar 2010 15:39:26 -0400
On 14-03-2010 12:53, Stefan Ram wrote:

Arne Vajh?j<> writes:

Do you run your Java code through the C preprocessor?

   Sometimes I run Java code through a preprocessor.

   For example, I write the file ? in the
   directory ?de/dclj/ram? as:

$include /java.gpp
$define VERSION slr@2009-08-29T17:35:33+02:00
$define SINCE slr@2007-08-30T01:17:50+02:00

DECLARE(interface)< Domain>
{ public void add( final Domain value ); }

   The preprocessor generates from this:

/* Copyright 2004-2010 Stefan Ram.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA */

package de.dclj.ram;


@version slr@2009-08-29T17:35:33+02:00
@since slr@2007-08-30T01:17:50+02:00
@see<a href="">source code</a>
@see<a href="">documentation</a>
@see "<a href=''>Library homepage</a> (Must be opened in a<i>new window</i>, outside of frames, to avoid a 403 status code.)" */

@de.dclj.ram.meta.description.Copyright( "Copright 2004-2009 Stefan Ram" )
@de.dclj.ram.meta.description.TypePath( "de.dclj.ram.Add" )
@de.dclj.ram.meta.description.Cleared( "slr@2009-08-29T17:35:33+02:00" )
public interface Add /* de.dclj.ram.Add */< Domain>
{ public void add( final Domain value ); }

   Thus, the preprocessor inserts some boilerplate and
   derives the name of the type declared from the file

Similar concepts has been seen before, but note that you are
halfway at creating a new language.


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