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General purpose macro language

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 http://micans.org/zoem/doc/zum.html; See also http://micans.org/zoem/#doc for a complete list of documentation



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Janet Casey

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12 July 2005

Leaders and contributors

Stijn van Dongen Maintainer
Joost van Baal Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/zoem

Software prerequisites

Required to buildlibc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 February 2018.


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