Quake is an actively used programming language created in 2001. Quake is a simple, specialized language and its interpreter drawing on elements of the C language, the Bourne shell, and the C pre-processor. The cm3 compiler includes a quake interpreter as its extension language. In fact, the configuration file, cm3.cfg, and m3makefiles are quake scripts. Quake was designed to be a simple extension language for the builder. Building a complete, general-purpose language was not one of the goals. Cm3 calls out to quake every time it needs to do something that needs to be specialized such as compiling C files or linking.

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Example code from the web:

proc simple(prefix, suffix) is
   q = prefix & "." & suffix

Example code from Linguist:

include(ROOT & "/m3overrides")
M3_FRONT_FLAGS += "-vsdebug"

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