precompiler

precompiler

[¦prē·kəm′pīl·ər]
(computer science)
A computer program that indentifies syntax errors and other problems in a program before it is converted to machine language by a compiler.
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It does not require database modifications or the use of a precompiler.
Being comments, annotations are not interpreted by a standard Eiffel compiler, but only by a specific CEiffel precompiler (and associated runtime) [Lohr 1993].
Alternatively, it is possible to use precompiler techniques to implement a language-specific synchronization model that is implicit in the code.
Because SQLJ leverages static queries and a precompiler, SQLJ calls often run faster than JDBC.
The present version of the CEiffel system, relying on a precompiler from CEiffel to Eiffel, had to chose the latter alternative.
With Veryant's isCOBOL APS, the City was able to eliminate the need for the Oracle precompiler, which also lowered costs and simplified their overall solution.
Black & Associates; Trans2000 from Transition Software; TransCentury Calendar Routines from TransCentury Data Systems; Vantage YR2000 from Millennium Dynamics; CICS Application Migration Aid from IBM; COBOL and CICS/VS Command Level Conversion Aid from IBM; and COBOL Report Writer Precompiler from IBM.
On July 7, 1995, ADABAS D received NIST certification for entry level SQL92 as defined by Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 127-2 across seven platforms including Windows NT, OS/2, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SCO UNIX, SUN Solaris and Digital UNIX on Alpha with both C and COBOL precompilers.