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Package: flex (2.5.35-9)

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  • Manoj Srivastava

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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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amd64 254.9 kB1,008.0 kB [list of files]
i386 238.5 kB976.0 kB [list of files]