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'arfg,' originally intended to generate Fortran code, is a simple pipelined meta-language. Its power comes from the tools it employs: GNU m4 for macro expansion, a diversion filter for accumulation and re-location of text blocks, and the embedded Perl interpreter eperl.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey7 April 2004

Leaders and contributors

Albert Reiner Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use eperl
Required to use divert
Required to use m4

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 May 2010.


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