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Flex

https://www.gnu.org/software/flex/
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.

Documentation

https://ftp.gnu.org/old-gnu/Manuals/flex-2.5.4/

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Download

https://github.com/westes/flex/releases/tag/v2.6.3

version 2.6.3 (stable)
released on 30 December 2016

Decommissioned

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If you have time and interest in resurrecting this GNU package, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org


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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
W. L. Estes Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/flex
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/flex/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/flex-announce
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-flex/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/flex-help
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/flex.html
Downloadhttps://github.com/westes/flex/releases/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Generalhttps://sourceforge.net/projects/flex/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/flex-old
Generalhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/flex/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/westes/flex/


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to buildgcc
Required to usegettext for i18n support
Required to buildbash
Required to usehelp2man to generate the flex man page
Required to buildm4
Required to usetar, gzip, etc. for packaging of the source distribution
Required to usebison to generate parse.c from parse.y
Required to usetexinfo to build and test the flex manual
Required to useautoconf for handling the build system
Required to useindent for indenting the flex source the way we want it done
Required to useautomake for Makefile generation

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 January 2019.



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