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TPT is a template scripting language implemented in C++ , designed to be integrated with C++ programs. It is intended as a fast, lightweight replacement for fullblown scripting languages, providing an easy interface for embedding TPT scripts in C++ code. The TPT language was originally based on PML.
The TPT interpreter runs in one pass, avoiding expensive compilation. The language relies on C++ streams for I/O, making TPT more easily portable, small, and fast. There are no bulky modules to include. TPT does not execute as a program or script. It instead translates templates to text, and relies on the C++ program to decide what to do with the text.
What is TPT used for? At this time, TPT is used for generating CGI web pages, C and C++ source code, Make files, and e-mail messages.
LibTPT is targeted at both Unix and Windows platforms that have ISO IEC 14882-1998 compliant C++ compilers. Basically this means the compiler has to support namespaces correctly and the modern cast operators.
The current release version is 1.30.
- OS X
- Posix compliant operating systems
- C++ namespace
- GCC 3+ on Unix systems
- VC++ 6+ on Windows
- May build with Forte on Solaris (hasn’t been tested in over a year)
- 32 bit address space. No 64-bit port, yet.
- Expressions support strings and 64-bit integers, but not floating point.
- No support for unicode (yet).
- Projects that use LibTPT
- clo++ Command Line Parser Generator
- Generating 300,000 lines of code for a Real-Time database for a certain train conrol center system.
- easy album manager
Updated Sep 19, 2009
by Isaac Foraker