Re: flex for windows

George Neuner <gneuner2@comcast.net>
Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:33:01 -0500

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From: George Neuner <gneuner2@comcast.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers,comp.lang.c
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:33:01 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 07-12-040 07-12-043
Keywords: lex, Windows
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>> 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.
>
>The biggest problem with the cygwin version is that you have to use
>cygwin path for windows drives such as /cygdrive/c/ . If somebody has
>another solution, I'm also interested in it.


I've successfully compiled past versions of both Flex and Bison using
Visual Studio (not the latest stuff though).


I remember there being a couple of GCC'isms that needed work arounds
(1/2 hour or so) and needing to have Bison working in order to build
Flex. It shouldn't be too hard to get a Windows version working.


George
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