Re: flex for windows

Tim Prince <timothyprince@sbcglobal.net>
Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:12:25 GMT

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From: Tim Prince <timothyprince@sbcglobal.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.lang.c
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 08:12:25 GMT
Organization: SBC http://yahoo.sbc.com
References: 07-12-040 07-12-043
Keywords: lex, Windows

>> One of the lex files uses %option reentrant, which flex refuses to
>> compile. I am running version 2.5.4 under windows. ...


> I ran into the same problems some time ago. The only solution I found
> was to compile a newer version using cygwin. I haven't found any
> binaries of the 2.5.33 for windows at that time. ...


Part of the problem seems to be that flex has added features which
can't be supported fully without some posix environment. There are
plenty of suggestions on line about flex for mingw. You can't say you
want cygwin capabilities and in the same breath you want everything to
happen automagically without them.


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