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bison2 A parser generator from FSF, (mostly) compatible with Yacc
2.3_1 devel Deleted on this many watch lists=12 search for ports that depend on this port Find issues related to this port Report an issue related to this port
Maintainer: ade@FreeBSD.org search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: 17 Nov 2005 00:18:23
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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Build dependencies:
  1. gm4 : devel/m4
Runtime dependencies:
  1. gm4 : devel/m4
Library dependencies:
  1. intl : 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


Configuration Options
     No options to configure

Master Sites:
  1. ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/
  2. ftp://ftp.chg.ru/pub/gnu/bison/
  3. ftp://ftp.dti.ad.jp/pub/GNU/bison/
  4. ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/
  5. ftp://ftp.informatik.hu-berlin.de/pub/gnu/bison/
  6. ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bison/
  7. ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/GNU/bison/
  8. ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/
  9. ftp://ftp.rediris.es/sites/ftp.gnu.org/ftp/gnu/bison/
  10. ftp://ftp.sunsite.org.uk/package/gnu/bison/
  11. http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/gnu/prep/bison/
  12. http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bison/
  13. http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/gnu/bison/
  14. http://ring.riken.jp/archives/GNU/bison/
  15. http://ring.sakura.ad.jp/archives/GNU/bison/
  16. http://www.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/pub/gnu/gnu/bison/

Number of commits found: 9

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
17 Oct 2007 10:13:01
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.3_1
ade search for other commits by this committer
Migration from bison 1.x to 2.x

PR:             117086
Tested by:      -exp runs
19 May 2007 20:32:57
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.3_1
flz search for other commits by this committer
- Welcome X.org 7.2 \o/.
- Set X11BASE to ${LOCALBASE} for recent ${OSVERSION}.
- Bump PORTREVISION for ports intalling files in ${X11BASE}.
04 Dec 2006 01:29:11
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.3
ade search for other commits by this committer
Update to 2.3

PR:             101718
Submitted by:   Stanislav Sedov <ssedov@mbsd.msk.ru>
26 Mar 2006 09:30:06
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1_2
ade search for other commits by this committer
Don't install the "helpful" yacc-esque version of bison2, it causes
lots of fun and entertaining problems.

Submitted by:   nork
22 Jan 2006 22:04:53
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1_1
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Don't (try to) remove share/aclocal - it's in the mtree now

Submitted by:   pointyhat
22 Jan 2006 05:52:28
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1_1
edwin search for other commits by this committer
eplace ugly "@unexec rmdir %D... 2>/dev/null || true" with @dirrmtry

Approved by:    krion@
PR:             ports/88711 (related)
22 Jan 2006 01:48:34
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1_1
edwin search for other commits by this committer
Replace ugly "@unexec rmdir %D... 2>/dev/null || true" with @dirrmtry

Approved by:    krion@
PR:             ports/88711 (related)
18 Nov 2005 04:03:37
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1_1
ade search for other commits by this committer
Remove the 'rw' locale directory by hand until such time as the
BSD.local.mtree file catches up with reality.

Submitted by:   pointyhat via kris
17 Nov 2005 00:17:54
Original commit files touched by this commit  2.1
ade search for other commits by this committer
Bring in bison 2.1 after repocopy

Number of commits found: 9

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