lex bugs wanted

John R. Levine <johnl@iecc.cambridge.ma.us>
Tue, 28 Jan 92 16:33:36 EST

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From: John R. Levine <johnl@iecc.cambridge.ma.us>
Keywords: errors, lex
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 92 16:33:36 EST

I'm revising O'Reilly's book on lex and yacc, and would like to document
some of the more bothersome bugs in lex. I know that large lexers tend
to fail in various ways, but haven't got the details. (Personally I use
flex, but there's no accounting for taste.)

Can anyone point to specific things that fail in lex?

John Levine, johnl@iecc.cambridge.ma.us or {spdcc|ima|world}!iecc!johnl

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