^^ Package definition of flex

Package

flex

Version

2.6.4-8

Architecture

amd64

Maintainer

Manoj Srivastava

Installed-Size

1279

Pre-Depends

debconf | debconf-2.0

Depends

  • libc6 (>= 2.26)
  • m4

Recommends

  • gcc
  • c-compiler
  • libfl-dev

Suggests

  • bison
  • build-essential
  • flex-doc

Section

Priority

optional

Multi-Arch

foreign

Homepage

Description

fast lexical analyzer generator

Flex is a tool for generating scanners: programs which recognized lexicalpatterns in text. It reads the given input files for a description of ascanner to generate. The description is in the form of pairs of regularexpressions and C code, called rules. Flex generates as output a C sourcefile, lex.yy.c, which defines a routine yylex(). This file is compiledand linked with the -lfl library to produce an executable. When theexecutable is run, it analyzes its input for occurrences of the regularexpressions. Whenever it finds one, it executes the corresponding C code.

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