gema 1.4.1 RC

General purpose text processing utility based on the concept of pattern matching
gema is a general purpose text processing utility based on the concept of pattern matching.

gema will read an input file and copy it to an output file transforming the data as specified by the patterns defined by the user.

It can be used to do the sorts of things that are done by Unix utilities such as cpp, grep, sed, awk, or strings.

It can be used as a macro processor, but it is much more general than cpp or m4 because it does not impose any particular syntax for what a macro call looks like.

Unlike utilities like sed or awk, gema can deal with patterns that span multiple lines and with nested constructs. It is also distinguished by being able to use multiple sets of rules to be used in different contexts.

gema has been extended with a binding to the scripting language Lua, named GeL, that provides the ability of executing piece of Lua code in gema actions.

It also may be used to add gema powerful matching capabilities to any Lua-enabled software. See the appropriate page in the documentation section for details.

NOTE: gema is licensed and distributed under the terms of the MIT License.

last updated on:
July 5th, 2008, 5:49 GMT
file size:
161 KB
developed by:
David N. Gray
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operating system(s):
Mac OS X
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