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Zoem is a general purpose macro/programming language. It supports inside-out evaluation, dictionary stacks, arithmetic evaluation, iteration, regular expressions, multidimensional data storage, comprehensive IO, control operators, system commands, and more. One specific use is its support for creating small mark-up languages that map to+different devices. It has character filtering capabilities tailored to this application. Two such languages come packaged with zoem; one for creating manual pages that can be output either in troff or in cross-linked HTML, the other for creating FAQs again in either troff or HTML output.


User manual available in HTML format from; See also for a complete list of documentation


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey12 July 2005

Leaders and contributors

Stijn van Dongen Maintainer
Joost van Baal Contributor

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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 July 2005.


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