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Re: portability fix for bison-1.75

From: Kris Kennaway
Subject: Re: portability fix for bison-1.75
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:19:41 -0500
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On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 01:03:07PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Dieter <address@hidden> writes:
> > A fix for portability between ILP32 and LP64.
> Thanks, but that bug was fixed in a different way some time ago; see
> <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bison-patches/2002-12/msg00009.html>.
> Bison 1.75 is pretty old and has several known bugs.  I'm not sure I'd
> recommend it for widespread use these days.

Unfortunately there is a lot of software that cannot be used as-is
with the newer version.  This seems to be because the newer versions
of bison are not backwards-compatible, which is irritating to say the

In a practical sense it means that despite your recommendation, bison
1.75 is likely to be here to stay for the indefinite future.


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