GPP is a general-purpose preprocessor with customizable syntax, suitable for a wide range of preprocessing tasks. Its independence from any programming language makes it much more versatile than cpp, while its syntax is lighter and more flexible than that of m4. The syntax is fully customizable, which makes it possible to process text files, HTML, or source code equally efficiently in a variety of languages.
Jamon is a text template engine for Java that is useful for generating dynamic HTML, XML, or any text-based content. It has a rich feature set that supports encapsulation, parameterization, functional decomposition, and reuse of presentation logic. Because it is compiled to non-reflective Java code, and statically type-checked, Jamon is ideally suited to supporting refactoring of template-based UI applications. Templates declare the arguments they require for rendering, including dynamic template content ("fragments"), and are translated into Java classes with public methods whose signatures reflect the arguments declared in the templates. This provides compile-time type- checking as well as excellent performance.
MillScript is a full featured, yet easy to use language for the batch production of templated Web sites. The language is a Java-based, early implementation of Spice: an experimental language developed by the OpenSpice group. MillScript benefits from a carefully considered and consistent syntax that should be most beneficial to ocassional and cross-over programmers. Its features include multiple valued expressions, embedded XML tags, powerful for loops, a rich template system, lambda functions, closures, classes, and methods, regular expressions, and more.
Permission Record Information Machine (PRIM) delivers database connectivity via a web browser. Users can have different database permissions (e.g. create tables, modify tables, etc.). PRIM has built-in database analytical tools such as graph displays, reporting, etc. English and Chinese (Big5) language support.
YAPP XSLT is a recursive descent parser and lexical scanner generator (aka compiler compiler), implemented entierly in XSLT. The generated compiler stylesheets allow users to parse and process text content. The package also includes a BNF parser parser and left-recursion eliminator, and an example XPath grammar.
The algorithms package is aimed at being both simple and powerful for typesetting pseudo-code/algorithms in LaTeX documents. Since it uses the (La)TeX engine to generate its output, the results obtained are frequently of high-quality. The package comes with a manual and is quite easy to use in day-to-day documents.