flex release 2.4.4 now available

Vern Paxson <vern@daffy.ee.lbl.gov>
Wed, 8 Dec 1993 01:07:29 GMT

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From: Vern Paxson <vern@daffy.ee.lbl.gov>
Keywords: flex, available, FTP
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 01:07:29 GMT

Release 2.4.4 of flex is now available for anonymous ftp to
ftp.ee.lbl.gov; retrieve flex-2.4.4.tar.Z or flex-2.4.4.tar.gz, or, if
you've already installed release 2.4.3, flex-2.4.4-2.4.3.diffs.Z. ".gz"
versions of these files should be showing up shortly at the usual GNU
mirror sites.

I've appended a description of the main differences between 2.4.4 and
2.4.3, taken from the "NEWS" file.

Please report bugs to:
vern@ee.lbl.gov or bug-gnu-utils@prep.ai.mit.edu


Vern Paxson vern@ee.lbl.gov
Information and Computing Sciences ucbvax!ee.lbl.gov!vern
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (510) 486-7504

Changes between release 2.4.4 (07Dec93) and release 2.4.3:

- Fixed two serious bugs in scanning 8-bit characters.

- Fixed bug in YY_USER_ACTION that caused it to be executed
inappropriately (on the scanner's on internal actions, and
with incorrect yytext/yyleng values).

- Fixed bug in pointing yyin at a new file and resuming scanning.

- Portability fix regarding min/max/abs macros conflicting with
function definitions in standard header files.

- Added a virtual LexerError() method to the C++ yyFlexLexer class
for reporting error messages instead of always using cerr.

- Added warning in flexdoc that the C++ scanning class is presently
experimental and subject to considerable change between major

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