Re: flex/bison - Win32 - help!!?? :(

Kenn Heinrich <>
8 Nov 2001 01:21:54 -0500

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From: Kenn Heinrich <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 Nov 2001 01:21:54 -0500
Organization: Look Communications -
References: 01-11-027
Keywords: Windows, lex, yacc
Posted-Date: 08 Nov 2001 01:21:53 EST

"Mandar D. Sahasrabuddhe" wrote:
> I have got bison and flex latest versions from cygwin. 'bison' give
> 'bad address' error when using in VC++6.0. Tried a lot of versions
> from the net but either those are out-of-date or I do not know how to
> do the configuration. I tried compiling bison 1.30 on Win32, but after
> being confused by lot of compilation errors and 'n' number of #defines
> ... HAVE(s) ... I gave up.
> Can anyone please guide me on,
> 1) where I can get latest flex and bison versions for Win32 platform
> on the net?

I ran the versions that came with the last Cygwin I installed (B20, I
think), and have used both bison and flex on several projects over the
last year with no problems. I used the binaries that came with the

> 2) how to configure the stuff?

I didn't open the can of worms that is associated with compiling a
Unix/Gnu/configure-script style of package with VC. I just ran the
cygwin install, then added the cygwin stuff in my PATH and ran flex,
bison, and gcc through 'make' from my usual Win NT DOS window prompt.

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