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GNU M4 Alternatives

GNU M4 is described as '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' and is an app in the development category. There are eight alternatives to GNU M4 for Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is GCC C Preprocessor (cpp), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU M4 are Gema, GPP, PP - A generic Preprocessor and Filepp.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

GNU M4 is an implementation of the m4 macro preprocessor. Developed by the GNU Project, GNU M4 is designed to avoid many...

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  1. GCC C Preprocessor (cpp) icon

    GCC C Preprocessor (cpp)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Gema

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gema is a 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.

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  3. GPP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GPP is a general-purpose preprocessor with customizable syntax, suitable for a wide range of preprocessing tasks.

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    PP - A generic Preprocessor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    P is a text preprocessor designed for Pandoc (and more generally Markdown and reStructuredText).

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  5. Filepp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  6. preprocess

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  7. Mozilla Text Preprocessor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The build preprocessor is similar to the C preprocessor, meant for processing files which have no built-in preprocessor such as XUL and JavaScript documents.

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    tproc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A small yet powerful text processor in Python.

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