Gema Alternatives

    Gema is described as 'general purpose text processing utility based on the concept of pattern matching. In general, it reads an input file and copies it to an output file, while performing certain transformations to the data as specified by a set of patterns defined by the user'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Gema for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is Perl, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gema are GCC C Preprocessor (cpp) (Free, Open Source), GNU sed (Free, Open Source), GPP (Free, Open Source) and PP - A generic Preprocessor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2019

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      Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development.
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    1. The C preprocessor implements the macro language used to transform C, C++, and Objective-C programs before they are compiled. It can also be useful on its own.
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      sed (stream editor) is a Unix utility that parses text and implements a programming language which can apply transformations to such text.
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      GPP is a general-purpose preprocessor with customizable syntax, suitable for a wide range of preprocessing tasks.
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    2. P is a text preprocessor designed for Pandoc (and more generally Markdown and reStructuredText). PP implements: - macros - literate programming - GraphViz, PlantUML and ditaa diagrams - Bash, Cmd, PowerShell, Python and Haskell scripts.
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    3. Programming language for symbolic computation with extraordinary combination of pattern matching features: tree patterns, associative patterns and expressions embedded in patterns.
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      GNU M4 is an implementation of the m4 macro preprocessor. Developed by the GNU Project, GNU M4 is designed to avoid many kinds of limits found in traditional m4 implementations, such as maximum line lengths, maximum size of a macro and number of macros
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      filepp is a generic file preprocessor. It is designed to allow the functionality provided by the C preprocessor to be used with any file type. filepp supports the following keywords, all of which have their usual C preprocessor meanings and usage.
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    4. TXR is a pragmatic, convenient data munging language oriented toward processing of text from files or streams, using multiple programming paradigms.
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      A variation on the C preprocessor that (1) works on multiple languages and (2) encodes preprocessor statements as comments in that language so syntax correctness is not broken.
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