Re: Flex and EOF

"Michael Tiomkin" <tmk@netvision.net.il>
9 Apr 2006 17:26:37 -0400

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From: "Michael Tiomkin" <tmk@netvision.net.il>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 9 Apr 2006 17:26:37 -0400
Organization: http://groups.google.com
References: 06-04-035
Keywords: lex, comment

Matteo Corti wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a rule in my lexer to skip shell-like comments:
>
> #.*$ /* skip comments */
>
> which works just fine if there is \n at the end of the line.
> If the comment is in the last line wich is terminated by EOF the rule
> obviously fails.
>
> I tried something like:
>
> #.*<<EOF>>
>
> but flex complains about an "unrecognized rule". Any hint?


    The easiest way is to introduce the new state, shell_comment, switch
to it on a '#', do nothing on ., and switch back on a $ or '\n'.


    Michael
[That'd work, but I like #.* with separate \n better. -John]


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