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From "Marvin Humphrey (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCY-71) Remove Perl dependency of METAQUOTE
Date Sun, 31 Jan 2010 01:55:34 GMT


Marvin Humphrey commented on LUCY-71:

"quote.diff" has been committed as r904951.

> Remove Perl dependency of METAQUOTE
> -----------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCY-71
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucy
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Charmonizer
>            Reporter: Nathan Kurz
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: charm_and_harm_to_c_and_h.diff, quote.diff
>   Original Estimate: 168h
>  Remaining Estimate: 168h
> Charmonizer currently uses a Perl script 'METAQUOTE' to preprocess its '.charm' files
into '.c' files and '.harm' files into '.h' files.   This works, but requires a dependency
on Perl that seems inappropriate for a C language tool.
> The suggested alternatives were to use manual quoting or standard macros.  
> Manual quoting seemed error prone and cumbersome, so this patch proposes the using the
'stringify' (#expr) function within standard C preprocessor macros.

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