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Language peer sets for M4:
United States
United States/1977
Designed 1977
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War


alternate simple view
Country: United States
Designed 1977
Published: 1977

Originally ratfor (Rational FORTRAN) preprocessor, developed from the general purpose M3 macroprocessor

Often used as a front-end for other systems, such as sendmail, autoconf in UNIX and GCOS

Related languages
M3 M4   Evolution of
M4 chpp   Dialect of
M4 M5   Evolution of
M4 PARMACS   Extension of
M4 RATFOR   Preprocessor for
M4 TINCMP   Subsumed
M4 yodl   Influence

  • Kernighan & Ritchie, (1977) Kernighan & Ritchie, "The M4 Macro Processor", Jul 1977.
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