|Windows RC grammar? firstname.lastname@example.org (Kenji Hino) (1997-11-13)|
|Re: Windows RC grammar? Isaac@yellow.submarine.pla (1997-11-20)|
|Re: Windows RC grammar? email@example.com (1997-12-05)|
|Re: Windows RC grammar? WStreett@shell.monmouth.com (1997-12-07)|
|Re: Windows RC grammar? firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-12-07)|
|Re: Windows RC grammar? email@example.com (Quinn Tyler Jackson) (1997-12-07)|
|Date:||7 Dec 1997 22:04:31 -0500|
firstname.lastname@example.org (Quinn Tyler Jackson) writes:
>On 13 Nov 1997 23:39:11 -0500, in comp.compilers Kenji Hino wrote:
>>Does anybody know where I can find the yacc/bison grammar of Windows
>>Resource file ?
>Having written a Windows PE and NE (32 and 16 bit) resource decompiler
>for my employer, and as the person in charge of maintaining the beast
>as it gives its best effort on the Front, I can say that I doubt
>Windows resources as encountered in the wild are as tame as a yacc or
>bison grammar would like.
I think he was asking for a resource compiler of .rc files, not a
decompiler of .obj or .exe files.
The next version of the GNU binutils will include a Windows resource
parser. It is able to convert .rc files to .obj files, using a
yacc/lex based grammar. If anybody wants the grammar I used, write
me, but it won't work without the rest of the binutils code.
It can also convert .obj files to something similar to a .rc file,
although I made no strong guarantee that the resulting .rc file would
compile back into an identical .obj file.
Extending this to handle Windows resource .bin files would be
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