Minimac is a minimalist, general purpose text macro processor. Its simplicity should make it particularly well suited as a front end preprocessor for little language compilers. It is meant to be simpler to use than m4. It uses an explicit argument stack, and user functions are defined by concatenation (similar to the Forth language). Macro expansion is delayed to the last possible moment. The software is currently in alpha release.
JCPP is a complete, compliant, standalone, pure Java implementation of the C preprocessor. It is intended to be of use to people writing C-style compilers in Java using tools like sablecc, antlr, JLex, CUP, and so forth. It has been used to successfully preprocess much of the source code of the GNU C library.
AntFlow builds upon Apache Ant to provide a new approach to simplifying system automation that uses pipelines of hot folders chained together to perform a given task. Using XML, it associates an automated task such as data transfer, encryption, or XML processing with a directory on the local system. Whenever a file is copied or written into the hot folder, the associated task is executed and the file is moved to the next hot folder in the pipeline for further processing.
Rundoc is an Ant task designed to help with the single- sourcing of program documentation. This task replaces special commands embedded within text files with their output in a specified format. Currently, only Docbook format is supported. It was written to keep sample code output in program documentation synchronized with the actual output of the current code, by running the referenced code when the documentation is built.
snip is an Ant task designed to help with the single-sourcing of program documentation. This task extracts snippets of text from files, placing them into properties in the Ant project. These properties can then be used by any other Ant task, and are particularly useful when referenced by <filter>s within the <copy> task. It was originally written to keep snippets of sample code in API documentation synchronized with the actual sample classes by automatically extracting code from the samples when the project is built.
FMPP is a text file preprocessor that uses FreeMarker templates to provide macros, flow control, and expressions. It uses recursive directory processing, so it can generate complete homepages (a tree of HTML files and images). It is extendable in Java to display data from any data source (such as a database). It is usable with a command-line interface, as an Ant-task, or embedded into a Java application.
The sourcecode XML metadata extraction tools are intended to be used for extracting and transforming XML-like markup embedded in source code comments into syntactically correct external entities or well-formed XML files. This can be used for JavaDoc-like code annotation, providing structured comments, or even embedding metadata used by the build process or configuration management tools.