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Update for bison.txt

From: Joel E. Denny
Subject: Update for bison.txt
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 17:50:57 -0400 (EDT)

At the Bison project, we've noticed that the Bison entry in the FSF Free 
Software Directory is out of date.  A patch appears below.



Index: bison.txt
RCS file: /sources/directory/directory/bison.txt,v
retrieving revision 1.43
diff -u -r1.43 bison.txt
--- bison.txt   3 Oct 2005 18:37:24 -0000       1.43
+++ bison.txt   6 Jun 2006 17:52:14 -0000
@@ -5,7 +5,8 @@
 usually be found in the distribution itself.
-Copyright &copy; 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Free Software Foundation, 
+Copyright &copy; 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Free Software
+Foundation, Inc.
 Permission is granted to copy, distribute, and/or modify this document
@@ -19,24 +20,27 @@
 %%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.
 %%category: progmisc
-%%maintainer: <address@hidden>, Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
+%%maintainer: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>,
+Akim Demaille <akim at freefriends dot org>
-%%touched: 2003-05-09
+%%touched: 2006-06-06
-%%updated: 2005-09-19
+%%updated: 2006-06-06
-%%keywords: parser, yacc, grammar, bison
+%%keywords: parser, yacc, grammar, bison, LALR(1), GLR, C++
 %%interface: Command Line
@@ -50,7 +54,7 @@
 %%GNU: yes
@@ -58,16 +62,24 @@; Printed user reference
 manual available from
-%%developers: Marc Autret <address@hidden>, Pascal Bart
-<address@hidden>, Robert Anisko <address@hidden>
-%%contributors: Robert Corbett, Richard Stallman <address@hidden>, Wilfred 
+%%developers: Alexandre Duret-Lutz <adl at gnu dot org>,
+Akim Demaille <akim at freefriends dot org>,
+Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>,
+Paul Hilfinger <hilfinger at cs dot berkeley dot edu>,
+Joel E. Denny <jdenny at ces dot clemson dot edu>,
+Juan Manuel Guerrero <juan dot guerrero at gmx dot de>,
+Tim Van Holder <tim dot van dot holder at pandora dot be>
+%%contributors: Robert Corbett, Richard Stallman <rms at gnu dot org>,
+Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>,
+Akim Demaille <akim at freefriends dot org>,
+Paul Hilfinger <hilfinger at cs dot berkeley dot edu>
@@ -85,7 +97,7 @@
 %%source-language: C
+%%supported-languages: C, C++
@@ -95,7 +107,7 @@
-%%version: 2.1 stable released 2005-09-19
+%%version: 2.3 stable released 2006-06-05
 %%announce-list: <address@hidden>

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