general-purpose parser generator
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.
Printed manual available from https://shop.fsf.org/books-docs/bison-manual-v-1875-discounted
released on 23 January 2015
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/bison.git
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