Ove Kaaven ovehk at ping.uio.no
Sun Dec 8 16:58:21 CST 2002

On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:

> Folks,
> Anyone remembers why we need our own cpp implementation,
> instead of simply using cpp/gcc -E?


Seems you argued against wrc having its own cpp implementation already
back then. So the real reason why we now have wpp is probably because it
was Bertho who implemented wrc and nobody else, and he wanted wrc to have
an integrated preprocessor. No really compelling reasons were cited, but
volunteers willing to do something themselves need no better reason. And I
wouldn't mind keeping it, it's fast, easy to use, and guaranteed to work
with Microsoft source code. wpp got factored out of wrc when I decided to
use Bertho's preprocessor for widl too.

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