Hey, I am trying to create something like Lua but c++. What I want to do is create an Engine that calls a txt file and then outputs it in c++ so that I do not have to compile it every time and I can edit my source in notepad if I do not have a complier on me.

Is this possible and how? Thank you :)

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If you are a C++ developer as your signature states that should not pose that much of a problem, or am I misunderstandng what you ar asking?
Please refrase, so I can understand what you are trying to say.


What I want to do is display the actual codes rather than the line of text.
For example:

cout << variable ;

and it to actually print the variable rather than it print

"cout << variable;"

if that makes sense lol?

Thanks :)


Yeah, like that :P

So I can just write in a text file and run a application called "Engine" and it complies :) Thanks


At first it sounds like you want a script interpreter, then a code generator; then a paradox almost or just weirdly written statements.

Interpreter = easy enough.
Code Generator = bit of challenge.
Compiler = lot of experience, or maybe get a degree in CS.


Want to create my own. So if c++ is
cout << "Hi";
Mine would be:
Say ("Hiya");

It works and everything, just want to be able to code it in notepad and then it be executed using c++


I think what he wants is somthing like g++ that will read a notpad document and compile it. Rather than having to use a whole C++ compiler. This way you will be able to make a program that programs other programs. Am i right? If so i dont know how to do that. But from what they were recomending, you might want to just make your own compiler, based off of C++ and maybe made in c++.

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