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Re: bison-2.6.1 doesn't build on Solaris 8

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: bison-2.6.1 doesn't build on Solaris 8
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:00:02 +0200

Hi Paul,

Le 30 juil. 2012 à 18:10, Paul Eggert a écrit :

> On 07/30/2012 08:37 AM, Akim Demaille wrote:
>> Do you think this is really an issue?  I figured that someone
>> installing Bison is very likely to have Flex.
> That's more likely than not these days, yes, but still,
> it's not a good sign that this failure occurred the first
> time I tried to install Bison.

Sorry about that :/

> If it's just examples, then it'd be better if Bison's
> 'configure' merely issued a warning and then didn't
> run the example code on the user side?

The point is to install them, they're part of the documentation.

> Are these
> examples extracted from the manual? if so, they can
> be done by the person making the tarball too.

Yes, they are, but really, I've lost hours fighting
issues in srcdir vs builddir, and I am not willing to spend
again some time on this now.  Updating in srcdir is too

So there would be two kinds of tarballs: those made with
Flex, and those without.

>  The
> general idea is to do as much as possible before
> generating the tarball, as this makes things easier
> on the installer.
> Also, suppose some day Flex requires Bison?  :-)

I understand this, but I see no simple means to achieve
this, especially in master.  If there's strong resistance
agains that, I'll spend some time on this, but currently,
I am really eager to finish what was started years ago
and finally release C++ with variants, renamed %define
variables etc.

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