flex release 2.4.6 now available

Vern Paxson <vern@horse.ee.lbl.gov>
Thu, 6 Jan 1994 00:48:54 GMT

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From: Vern Paxson <vern@horse.ee.lbl.gov>
Keywords: flex, available, FTP
Organization: Compilers Central
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 1994 00:48:54 GMT

Release 2.4.6 of flex (a replacement for the Unix lex scanner-generator) is
now available for anonymous ftp to ftp.ee.lbl.gov; retrieve flex-2.4.6.tar.Z
or flex-2.4.6.tar.gz, or, if you've already installed release 2.4.5,
flex-2.4.5-2.4.6.diff.Z. ".gz" versions of these files should be showing
up shortly at the usual GNU mirror sites.

I've appended a description of the main differences between 2.4.6 and 2.4.5,
taken from the "NEWS" file.

Please report bugs to:
or bug-gnu-utils@prep.ai.mit.edu


Vern Paxson vern@ee.lbl.gov
Information and Computing Sciences ucbvax!ee.lbl.gov!vern
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (510) 486-7504

Changes between release 2.4.6 (04Jan94) and release 2.4.5:

- Linking with -lfl no longer required if your program includes
its own yywrap() and main() functions. (This change will cause
problems if you have a non-ANSI compiler on a system for which
sizeof(int) != sizeof(void*) or sizeof(int) != sizeof(size_t).)

- The use of 'extern "C++"' in FlexLexer.h has been modified to
get around an incompatibility with g++'s header files.

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