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Re: Bison 1.50 experiences

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Bison 1.50 experiences
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 11:42:29 -0700 (PDT)

> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 11:38:54 +0200
> From: Hans Aberg <address@hidden>

> >In practice the mkstemp facility used by Bison tends to work better.
> >The Std C facility, for example, creates an unnamed file, which can be
> >a bear to manage if Bison writes a lot of data to that file.  ("My
> >disk space is exhausted but there aren't any files there!")
> Well, that probably depends on the compiler. Has that happened recently? --

Sure.  It happens on Solaris 9, for example.  You can cause it to
happen to any filesystem by setting TMPDIR to a filesystem that is
nearly full.

Anyway, it looks like we can redo Bison to not need any temp files at
all, so the issue will be moot.

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