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Manual Reference Pages  -  FILTER::CPP (3)

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NAME

Filter::cpp - cpp source filter

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    use Filter::cpp ;



DESCRIPTION

This source filter pipes the current source file through the C pre-processor (cpp) if it is available.

As with all source filters its scope is limited to the current source file only. Every file you want to be processed by the filter must have a



    use Filter::cpp ;



near the top.

Here is an example script which uses the filter:



    use Filter::cpp ;

    #define FRED 1
    $a = 2 + FRED ;
    print "a = $a\n" ;
    #ifdef FRED
    print "Hello FRED\n" ;
    #else
    print "Where is FRED\n" ;
    #endif



And here is what it will output:



    a = 3
    Hello FRED



This example below, provided by Michael G Schwern, shows a clever way to get Perl to use a C pre-processor macro when the Filter::cpp module is available, or to use a Perl sub when it is not.



    # use Filter::cpp if we can.
    BEGIN { eval use Filter::cpp }

    sub PRINT {
        my($string) = shift;

    #define PRINT($string) \
        (print $string."\n")
    }
    
    PRINT("Mu");



Look at Michael’s Tie::VecArray module for a practical use.

AUTHOR

Paul Marquess

DATE

11th December 1995.
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