Rational and basic overview

The reason for having a compiler is that it is useful to have certain common information between many different web pages to implement a consistant style amoung the pages. To a certain extent, this can be implemented by the web server via Server Side Includes, but that feature is not uniformly available. In addition, the webc compiler can do a few other tricks.

webc is implemented in the Perl programming language. Usually the implementation language of a program is not important. However, it is here, because it is possible for the user to add code to the compiler at run time. This feature allows for a certain amount of flexibility and oddity.

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Last modified 17 Apr 2001
Dave Regan

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