Fast lexical analyser generator
Flex (The Fast Lexical Analyzer) is a tool for generating programs that recognize lexical patterns in text. There are many applications for Flex, including writing compilers in conjunction with GNU Bison. Flex is a free implementation of the well known Lex program. It features a Lex compatibility mode, and also provides several new features such as exclusive start conditions.
DocumentationCan be generated in various formats using the GNU documentation system.
Use help2man to generate the man page.
released on 30 December 2016
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|BSD AdClause||Janet Casey||10 January 2003|
Leaders and contributors
|W. L. Estes||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://github.com/westes/flex|
|Developer||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/flex-announce|
|Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/flex-help|
|Required to use||help2man to generate the flex man page|
|Required to build||m4|
|Required to use||tar, gzip, etc. for packaging of the source distribution|
|Required to use||bison to generate parse.c from parse.y|
|Required to use||texinfo to build and test the flex manual|
|Required to use||autoconf for handling the build system|
|Required to use||indent for indenting the flex source the way we want it done|
|Required to use||automake for Makefile generation|
|Required to build||gcc|
|Required to use||gettext for i18n support|
|Required to build||bash|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 January 2017.
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