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|Related projects=Guile,autopackage,Buildtool,libopts
|Related projects=Guile,autopackage,Buildtool,libopts
|Keywords=guile,FSM,RPC,m4,rpcgen,NFSv4,finite state machine
|Keywords=guile,FSM,RPC,m4,rpcgen,NFSv4,finite state machine
|Version identifier=5.18.1
|Version identifier=5.18.2
|Version date=2013/09/08
|Version date=2013/10/16
|Version status=stable
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autogen/rel5.18.1/autogen-5.18.1.tar.gz
|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autogen/rel5.18.2/autogen-5.18.2.tar.gz
|Last review by=Genium
|Last review by=Genium
|Last review date=2013/09/11
|Last review date=2013/10/20
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2013/05/19
|Submitted date=2013/05/19

Revision as of 10:45, 20 October 2013


GNU AutoGen

Automated program and text generation

'AutoGen' generates program files that contain repetitive text with varied substitutions. It simplifies the maintenance of programs with large amounts of repetitive text, which is useful if several blocks of such text must be synchronized. It includes:

  • AutoOpts - automates the handling of command line, environment and config file options, including usage text, man pages, and the invoking section of an info doc
  • getdefs - extracts AutoGen definitions from stylized comments embedded in source code
  • columns - tabularizes lists for improved output appearance
  • AutoXDR - NFSv4 specifies that its remote procedure calls be batched. AutoGen generates the code for marshalling and unmarshalling the arguments on both sides of the RPC request
  • AutoFSM - produces a transition table and prototype finite state machine where it is possible to determine a state transition type (token code) without reference to the current state
  • xml2ag - lets AutoGen use any XML file as if it were a set of AutoGen definitions


Developer's reference manual

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:autogen


Download version 5.18.7 (stable)
released on 6 December 2015

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins26 July 2010

Leaders and contributors

Bruce Korb Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/autogen-devel
Bug Tracking,SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/autogen-users
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/autogen.git
HelpMailing List Info/Archivehttp://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/autogen-announce

Software prerequisites

Required to useGuile
Required to buildBourne-like shell
Required to buildPOSIX environment
Required to buildGuile
Required to usePOSIX environment
Required to buildANSI C
Required to useBourne-like shell

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 December 2015.


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