Bison is a general-purpose parser generator that converts an annotated context-free grammar into an LALR(1) or GLR parser for that grammar. Once you are proficient with Bison, you can use it to develop a wide range of language parsers, from those used in simple desk calculators to complex programming languages. Bison is upward compatible with Yacc: all properly-written Yacc grammars ought to work with Bison with no change. Anyone familiar with Yacc should be able to use Bison with little trouble. You need to be fluent in C or C++ programming in order to use Bison.
DocumentationUser reference manual available from http://www.gnu.org/software/bison/manual/. Printed user reference manual available from http://shop.fsf.org/product/bison-manual/
This is a GNU package:bison
released on 12 December 2012
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Kelly Hopkins||11 August 2010|
Leaders and contributors
|Paul Hilfinger and Joel Denny||Contributor|
Resources and communication
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 May 2010.