templatespp man page

templatespp — preprocessor based on templates parser


templatespp [-o file] file


templatespp is a pre-processor based on the template parser. It is generally used from scripts to process files and generate other files.  One of the possible uses, for instance, is to write the CSS (style-sheet) of a web site as a template file (for instance `mycss.tcss'), and use template parser structures in there. This is a good way to share colors for instance, or to name constants, as is often done in Ada code.

Here is a small example of such a CSS:

    @@SET@@ COLOR1=blue
    @@SET@@ COLOR2=red
    @@SET@@ LENGTH1=10

    body {background:@_COLOR1_@}
    div  {background:@_COLOR2_@}
    ul.class {background:@_COLOR1_@}  /* same color as body */

    ul   {width:@_ADD(3):LENGTH1_@px} /* ul 3 pixels wider than li */
    li   {width:@_LENGTH1_@px}

Such a file would be processed with the following command line:

    templatespp -o mycss.css mycss.tcss



Display a summary of options.

-o file

Write the output to file.

See Also


The Template Parsers User's Guide in package libtemplates-parser-dev.


templatespp was written by Pascal Obry <p.obry@wanadoo.fr> as part of the Ada Web Server.

This manual page was written by Ludovic Brenta <lbrenta@debian.org> for Debian GNU/Linux.

Referenced By


2008-05-04 GNU Ada Tools Templates Parser User's Guide