16.26 GENTRAN: A code generation package

GENTRAN is an automatic code GENerator and TRANslator. It constructs complete numerical programs based on sets of algorithmic specifications and symbolic expressions. Formatted FORTRAN, RATFOR, PASCAL or C code can be generated through a series of interactive commands or under the control of a template processing routine. Large expressions can be automatically segmented into subexpressions of manageable size, and a special file-handling mechanism maintains stacks of open I/O channels to allow output to be sent to any number of files simultaneously and to facilitate recursive invocation of the whole code generation process.

Author: Barbara L. Gates.