[TUHS] History of m6?
Theodore Y. Ts'o
tytso at mit.edu
Tue Nov 12 08:31:29 AEST 2019
On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 11:10:26PM +0200, Arnold Robbins wrote:
> I guess I'll also ask, how widespread was the use of macro processors
> in high level languages? They were big for assembler, and PL/1 had
> a macro language, but I don't know of any other contemporary languages
> that had them. Were the general purpose macro processors used a lot?
> E.g. with Fortran or Cobol or ...
Well, there's Ratfor (Rational Fortran), which was implemented as a
preprocessor in front of Fortran. I don't think it was used a lot,
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