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bison-devel 1.875d devel Deleted on this many watch lists=5 search for ports that depend on this port
Deprecated DEPRECATED: Use devel/bison2
Expired This port expired on: 2005-12-16
Alpha version of bison
Was Maintained by: ade@FreeBSD.org search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: 11 Dec 2004 11:30:24
License: not specified in port


Bison is a tool used to write parsers, such as the parser for GNU cc.
It is similar to Yacc, which is included in the base FreeBSD system.

The main difference between Bison and Yacc that I know of is that
Bison supports the @N construction, which gives you access to
the starting and ending line number and character number associated
with any of the symbols in the current rule.

Also, Bison supports the command `%expect N' which says not to mention
the conflicts if there are N shift/reduce conflicts and no reduce/reduce
conflicts.

The differences in the algorithms stem mainly from the horrible
kludges that Johnson had to perpetrate to make Yacc fit in a PDP-11.

Also, Bison uses a faster but less space-efficient encoding for the
parse tables (see Corbett's PhD thesis from Berkeley, "Static
Semantics in Compiler Error Recovery", June 1985, Report No. UCB/CSD
85/251), and more modern technique for generating the lookahead sets.
(See "Efficient Construction of LALR(1) Lookahead Sets" by F. DeRemer
and A. Pennello, in ACM TOPLS Vol 4 No 4, October 1982.  Their
technique is the standard one now.)
SVNWeb : Distfiles Availability : PortsMon

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Required To Build:
  1. devel/m4
Required To Run:
  1. devel/m4
Required Libraries:
  1. devel/gettext
There are no ports dependent upon this port

No installation instructions: this port has been deleted.

The package name of this deleted port was: bison-devel


Configuration Options
     No options to configure

Master Sites:
  1. ftp://alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bison/
  2. ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/
  3. ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/alpha.gnu.org/gnu/bison/
  4. ftp://ftp.lublin.pl/mirror/alpha.gnu.org/gnu/bison/
  5. ftp://ftp.ps.pl/mirrors/alpha.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bison/
  6. http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/gnu-alpha/bison/

Number of commits found: 10

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
18 Nov 2005 02:06:37
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
ade search for other commits by this committer
Remove bison-devel now that the only consumer (openoffice-2.0) has
be converted over to using the newly imported bison2

Many thanks to: maho
17 Nov 2005 00:24:46
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
ade search for other commits by this committer
Mark deprecated with a short lifespan.  The only consumers of this
port are editors/openoffice.org-2.0{,-devel}
14 Nov 2005 03:05:47
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
ade search for other commits by this committer
Add SHA256
04 Sep 2005 18:33:15
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
ade search for other commits by this committer
A few more cleanups after recent events with bison

* lose the bison175 port, it's not needed for now and will
  only confuse matters
* clean up devel/Makefile, modules, and MOVED appropriately
* take maintainership of the bison* ports

Approved by:    portmgr
02 Sep 2005 08:02:34
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
pav search for other commits by this committer
- Update conflicts
12 Apr 2005 03:26:57
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
obrien search for other commits by this committer
At Kris's request, back out the MACHINE_ARCH spelling correction until
after 5.4-RELEASE.
11 Apr 2005 08:04:41
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
obrien search for other commits by this committer
Assist getting more ports working on AMD64 by obeying the
Ports Collection documentation and use 'ARCH' rather than 'MACHINE_ARCH'.
21 Dec 2004 00:17:51
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
kris search for other commits by this committer
Don't remove system locale directories.  Silently try to remove the
remaining non-system directories in case they're still in use.
11 Dec 2004 11:28:58
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
sem search for other commits by this committer
Remove an unactual patch.
11 Dec 2004 11:26:31
Original commit files touched by this commit  1.875d
sem search for other commits by this committer
Alpha version of bison

PR:             ports/74189
Submitted by:   maho

Number of commits found: 10

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