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Re: bison-1.875: installation as yacc

From: Nelson H. F. Beebe
Subject: Re: bison-1.875: installation as yacc
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 18:30:02 -0700 (MST)

In response to my complaint about bison-1.875 being installed in
$(prefix)/bin also as yacc,masking (or clobbering) an existing one,

>> ...
>> > Incidentally, I view it a very bad idea to install bison under the
>> > name yacc as well: that masks access to the native yacc when that may
>> > be what the user intended.
>> ...

Paul Eggert wrote:

>> ...
>> That was for POSIX conformance, which is becoming more of an issue
>> these days.
>> How about if we add a --disable-yacc option to "configure"?  It could
>> disable the installation of the "yacc" command, and it could also
>> disable the (relatively useless) -ly library that is required by
>> ...

That's the right direction, but I'd like the default to be to not
install a yacc command: that is, require --enable-yacc to get such an
installation.  However, I can live with the other choice as long as I
know about it in advance.

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