Re: Passing a Method Name to a Method, Redux

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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 13:33:19 -0400
On 7/23/2011 12:20 PM, lewbloch wrote:

On Jul 23, 8:19 am, Arne Vajh?j<> wrote:

On 7/23/2011 9:19 AM, Martin Gregorie wrote:

On Fri, 22 Jul 2011 12:35:00 -0700, Gene Wirchenko wrote:

On Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:43:10 -0400, Arne Vajh?j<> wrote:

On 6/27/2011 4:12 PM, Gene Wirchenko wrote:

On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 03:04:11 -0400, Joshua Cranmer
<Pidgeo...@verizon.invalid> wrote:

On 06/26/2011 11:42 PM, Gene Wirchenko wrote:

         Think simple version of the C preprocessor.

Then why not use the C preprocessor?

        I could not find one that would run standalone on my system.

Almost all C compiler has a way to do only preprocessing.

GCC, MS, DEC/CPQ/HP etc. has.

       I did not want a C compiler. I simply wanted a preprocessor.

The last C compilers I remember that had separate preprocessors were K&R,
so were very old. In these, cc was effectively a shell that invoked the
preprocessor, the C --> assembler translator, the assembler and the
linker in turn. Actually, I'm still using one - the standard OS/9 v2.4 C
compiler, which dates from 1992 and runs on 68xxx hardware.

I don't remember any ANSI C compilers I've used being structured this
way: certainly I've not seen any version of the GNU compiler or its
derivatives that aren't a monolithic chunk that includes all compilation
stages except the linker. AFAICR this also applied to the Borland

So, if that's really what you want, go and find a old K&R compiler or its

GCC still has a separate executable for preprocessing!

The driver gcc or g++ calls cpp, cc1 or cc1plus, as and ld.

"If you use the -E option, nothing is done except preprocessing. Some
of these options make sense only together with -E because they cause
the preprocessor output to be unsuitable for actual compilation."

Ain't the FM (of "RTFM") a marvel? Amazing what one can learn by
reading the documentation!

Is is great reading the FM.

In this case the FM (at least not in what you quote) does not cover
the topic of discussion - whether it is a monolithic executable
or a series of executables.


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