AutoGen is a tool designed for generating program files that contain repetitive text with varied substitutions. Its goal is to simplify the maintenance of programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text. This is especially valuable if there are several blocks of such text that must be kept synchronized. Output is specified with a Scheme-enhanced output template. Input, if required by your template, may come from AutoGen definitions, CGI data, or XML files.
|Tags||Other/Nonlisted Topic Software Development Build Tools Code Generators Text Processing Markup XML|
|Implementation||C C++ Scheme Unix Shell|
Release Notes: When an option is configured out (via ifdef or ifndef attributes), it can now still show up in usage text as "disabled". AutoOpts now supports a new option attribute: aliases. This option will be listed in the usage text, but will be handled exactly as if the aliased-to option were specified. AutoGen tracing output now allows you to prefix a file name with shell-style append redirection to indicate that the output appends to the file (i.e. >>file).
Release Notes: A new function time-string->number will convert various time duration strings (a la ISO-8601) into a count of seconds. There are various obscure cleanups.
Release Notes: Minor tweaks. Mostly the vehicle for AutoOpts.
Release Notes: The --usage option is now supported. Suppression of configuration file parsing with environment variables now works correctly. Cleanups were made for Windows and Debian packaging.
Release Notes: Some configuration issues were fixed.