lex/flex and source correspondence

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From: parthaspanda22@gmail.com
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 05:54:03 -0800
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: lex, question, comment

A flex generated scanner could decide to store the entire input file
in memory. That way, a single buffer can be used in several places in
the tool chain that uses a scanner.


Is this an idea that has been explored and thought of as unworthy?


I know that multiple input files could increase the size of the
buffer(s) but hey, we are living in the age of 100s of MB of main
memory.


Sincerely.
[This is a very old idea. Turbo Pascal buffered full source files in
RAM in the 1980s. -John]


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