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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.

Tags: Software Development: Code Generation, Implemented in: C, User Interface: interface::commandline, role::program, Scope: Utility, Works with: Source Code

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alpha (unofficial port) 2.6.1-1+b1 417.7 kB1,138.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 2.6.1-1+b1 429.4 kB1,173.0 kB [list of files]
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powerpc 2.6.1-1+b1 405.8 kB1,105.0 kB [list of files]
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