Package flex: Information

    Source package: flex
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    Build time:  May 23, 2024, 03:35 PM in the task #346193
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    License: BSD-3-Clause
    Summary: A fast lexical analyzer generator
    flex is a tool for generating scanners: programs which recognized
    lexical patterns in text.  flex 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.
    The behaviour of Flex has undergone a major change since version
    2.5.4a.  Flex scanners are now reentrant, you may have multiple
    scanners in the same program with differing sets of defaults, and
    they play nicer with modern C and C++ compilers.  The Flip side is
    that Flex no longer conforms to the POSIX lex behaviour, and the
    scanners require conforming implementations when flex is used in ANSI
    C mode.  The package flex-old provides the older behaviour.

    List of rpms provided by this srpm:
    flex (x86_64, ppc64le, i586, aarch64)
    flex-debuginfo (x86_64, ppc64le, i586, aarch64)

    Maintainer: Dmitry V. Levin

    List of contributors:
    Dmitry V. Levin
    Alexey Gladkov
    Stanislav Ievlev


      1. flex
      2. gcc-c++
      3. help2man
      4. makeinfo

    Last changed

    Aug. 25, 2021 Dmitry V. Levin
    - Added -ffat-lto-objects to %optflags_lto.
    Jan. 2, 2019 Dmitry V. Levin
    - v2.6.0-8-g9ba6e52 -> v2.6.4-88-g98018e3.
    - Reverted 2.5.37-alt2 (closes: #35141).
    Dec. 2, 2015 Dmitry V. Levin 2.6.0-alt1
    - Updated to v2.6.0-8-g9ba6e52.