|[ANN] RE/flex 0.9.18 - a Flex-like lexical analyzer generator for C++ email@example.com (Robert van Engelen) (2017-03-27)|
|Re: [ANN] RE/flex 0.9.18 - a Flex-like lexical analyzer generator for firstname.lastname@example.org (=?UTF-8?B?QyBCZXJnc3Ryw7Zt?=) (2017-03-28)|
|Re: [ANN] RE/flex 0.9.18 - a Flex-like lexical analyzer generator for email@example.com (Kaz Kylheku) (2017-03-28)|
|Re: [ANN] RE/flex 0.9.18 - a Flex-like lexical analyzer generator for DrDiettrich1@netscape.net (Hans-Peter Diettrich) (2017-03-29)|
|Re: [ANN] RE/flex 0.9.18 - a Flex-like lexical analyzer generator for firstname.lastname@example.org (Kaz Kylheku) (2017-03-29)|
|From:||Robert van Engelen <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:58:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|Injection-Info:||miucha.iecc.com; posting-host="news.iecc.com:2001:470:1f07:1126:0:676f:7373:6970"; logging-data="39554"; mail-complaints-to="firstname.lastname@example.org"|
|Posted-Date:||27 Mar 2017 22:37:57 EDT|
I'm pleased to share with this excellent compilers group that RE/flex 0.9.18
is released, moving the software out of beta into stable/production status.
After teaching 18 years of teaching Compiler Construction (and writing
technical papers on the subject) I grew frustrated with the lack of progress
with Flex. Flex has C++ bugs, no Unicode, no indent/nodent/dedent anchors, no
lazy repeats, no working performance option -p, outdated documentation,
A complete redesign for C++ was best, from the ground-up, based on C++ best
practices. RE/flex is released in free open source and licensed under the
RE/flex is available on GitHub (the repo) and on SourceForge (packaged):
If you work with Flex or with other lexical analyzer tools, then you might be
interested give RE/flex a try.
I put the documentation on a perma-link here: http://re-flex.sourceforge.net
- Prof. Robert van Engelen
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