Package: flex (2.5.35-9)
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Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Manoj Srivastava
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [flex.sf.net]
A fast lexical analyzer generator.
Flex is a tool for generating scanners: programs which recognized lexical patterns in text. It reads the given input files for a description of a scanner to generate. The description is in the form of pairs of regular expressions and C code, called rules. Flex generates as output a C source file, lex.yy.c, which defines a routine yylex(). This file is compiled and linked with the -lfl library to produce an executable. When the executable is run, it analyzes its input for occurrences of the regular expressions. Whenever it finds one, it executes the corresponding C code.
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