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Re: M4 in python

From: Marc Chantreux
Subject: Re: M4 in python
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:50:41 +0100
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> As a stream processor, M4 would seem to be a natural candidate for
> implementation with Python generators.

i'm really curious and trying to find just one good reason to do that. 
i use both python and m4 but i can't see the point.

* from the python user perspective, i would say that there is a lot of
  template engine outhere (like jinja) and if i miss something, it would
  be the port of the perl template toolkit (http://template-toolkit.org/).

* from the m4 user perspective, i would say that the GNU m4
  implementation is mature and written in C so rewrite it in a dynamic
  language (whatever it is) seems useless. a guile extension to m4
  could be much valuable.


Marc Chantreux (eiro on github and freenode)
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