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preprocessor

A program invoked by various compilers to process code before compilation. For example, the C preprocessor, cpp, handles textual macro substitution, conditional compilation and inclusion of other files. A preprocessor may be used to transform a program into a simpler language, e.g. to transform C++ into C.

(1994-11-09)

 


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