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gpre is the InterBase source code pre-compiler for embedded C, Cobol, Pascal, Fortran, Ada and Basic programs. It is always built as a standalone program. GPRE processes both SQL and GDML, an earlier relational language, and generates BLR from the SQL instructions. The most common supported language is C but depending on the platform, you can find support for COBOL and ADA. When you read in the documentation available in gpre, it means the instruction is available to programs with static SQL that are preprocessed by gpre and then passed to the native language compiler (C++, for example) to create the executable.