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Re: out of date FSF page for Bison
Joel E. Denny
Re: out of date FSF page for Bison
Tue, 6 Jun 2006 03:23:19 -0400 (EDT)
On Mon, 29 May 2006, Paul Eggert wrote:
> I suggest the following for "contributors" (these are major
> contributors, listed in chronological order):
> Robert Corbett
> Richard Stallman
> Akim Demaille
> Paul Hilfinger
I added you at Akim's suggestion. Chronologically, I think you come
before Paul Hilfinger. Is this alright?
> and for "developers" a simple pointer to
> <http://sv.gnu.org/project/memberlist.php?group=bison> since there's
> little point to maintaining this list in two places. But if they
> insist on a list of names, you can just copy the savannah list.
The link is fine with me, but the README for the "directory" project says
"This field is for developers actively working on the majority of the
program." Not all of the developers listed at that link are active, but
maybe you're thinking that the active developer list changes too fast.
I'll submit with the link first unless you say otherwise.
I munged the email addresses since the README says that's ok.
Here's what I have so far. I'll wait a couple of days before submitting
in case anyone has objections.
RCS file: /sources/directory/directory/bison.txt,v
retrieving revision 1.43
diff -p -u -r1.43 bison.txt
--- bison.txt 3 Oct 2005 18:37:24 -0000 1.43
+++ bison.txt 6 Jun 2006 07:10:28 -0000
@@ -5,7 +5,8 @@ described in this text has its own copyr
usually be found in the distribution itself.
-Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Free Software Foundation,
+Copyright © 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Free Software
Permission is granted to copy, distribute, and/or modify this document
@@ -19,24 +20,27 @@ of this license is included in the file
%%short-description: Replacement for the parser generator 'yacc'
-%%full-description: General purpose parser generator that converts a
-grammar description for a LALR context-free grammar into a C program
-to parse that grammar. It can be used to create a range of language
-<P>Bison is upwardly compatible with Yacc, so properly written Yacc
-grammars and those users familiar with Yacc should have little
-trouble, although you do need to be fluent in C to use Bison.
+%%full-description: Bison is a general-purpose parser generator that converts
+an annotated context-free grammar into an LALR(1) or GLR parser for that
+grammar. Once you are proficient with Bison, you can use it to develop a wide
+range of language parsers, from those used in simple desk calculators to
+complex programming languages.
+<P>Bison is upward compatible with Yacc: all properly-written Yacc grammars
+ought to work with Bison with no change. Anyone familiar with Yacc should be
+able to use Bison with little trouble. You need to be fluent in C or C++
+programming in order to use Bison.
-%%maintainer: <address@hidden>, Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
+%%maintainer: Akim Demaille <akim at freefriends dot org>,
+Paul Eggert <eggert at gnu dot org>
-%%keywords: parser, yacc, grammar, bison
+%%keywords: parser, yacc, grammar, bison, LALR(1), GLR, C++
%%interface: Command Line
@@ -50,7 +54,7 @@ trouble, although you do need to be flue
@@ -58,16 +62,18 @@ trouble, although you do need to be flue
http://www.gnu.org/software/bison/manual/; Printed user reference
manual available from http://www.gnu.org/doc/book10.html
-%%developers: Marc Autret <address@hidden>, Pascal Bart
-<address@hidden>, Robert Anisko <address@hidden>
+%%developers: See http://sv.gnu.org/project/memberlist.php?group=bison
-%%contributors: Robert Corbett, Richard Stallman <address@hidden>, Wilfred
+%%contributors: Robert Corbett, Richard Stallman <rms at gnu dot org>,
+Akim Demaille <akim at freefriends dot org>,
+Paul Eggert <eggert at gnu dot org>,
+Paul Hilfinger <hilfinger at cs dot berkeley dot edu>
@@ -85,7 +91,7 @@ manual available from http://www.gnu.org
+%%supported-languages: C, C++
@@ -95,7 +101,7 @@ manual available from http://www.gnu.org
-%%version: 2.1 stable released 2005-09-19
+%%version: 2.3 stable released 2006-06-05
- Re: out of date FSF page for Bison,
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