Macro preprocessor.

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Aug 12 03:16:28 CEST 1999


Sounds useful, although there are a lot of C-like things
in there (#include, braces, etc.) that would look somewhat
out of place in a Python program.

A truly Pythonic macro processor would use indentation for
delimiting macro definitions, and would use the existing
module system for managing namespaces, etc.

Also, what about line numbers? As far as I know, Python
has no equivalent of a #line directive, so keeping error
messages in sync with the source file is going to be
rather difficult.

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