|Problem with JFlex and CUP. firstname.lastname@example.org (Lyndon Webster) (2002-03-09)|
|From:||"Lyndon Webster" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||9 Mar 2002 03:14:16 -0500|
|Organization:||Customer of Telstra Big Pond Direct|
|Posted-Date:||09 Mar 2002 03:14:16 EST|
I am currently writing the spec files for a scanner and parser for Java
using JFlex and CUP. I have generated both classes (Scanner.java, and
parser and sym.java) and have a test driver to check they work correctly.
Things progress fine until I get an Exception "Symbol recycling detected
(fix your scanner)".
What does this mean (exactly)? I have looked through the super-classes of
the parser and found that the if() statement causing this error is
referencing a boolean parameter "used_by_parser" and the (limited) comment
detailing this statement says that the parser "checks the current token for
freshness". For some reason, which I don't fully understand, this
particular token isn't "fresh" and so it throws an error.
How do I "fix my scanner" to prevent this happening?
The string causing this error is a keyword and I've noticed that if I move
the word to another part of the input text file, the scanner seems to work
fine, although this isn't a solution to the problem (obviously) because the
format of the input file has changed (which is what I'm trying to
Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance..
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