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					December 2002

Bison A2.6 is obsolete. Please download Bison 1.75 from the Free Software
Foundation:  http://www.fsf.org/directory/GNU/bison.html

This directory continues to hold tools to convert bison output to 
variant parsers. I have not tested them with the latest version of Bison.



 					July, 1995
	Andrew Bison version A2.6

					Wilfred J. Hansen
					Director, Andrew Consortium
					School of Computer Science
					Carnegie Mellon
					wjh+@cmu.edu

Bison is a parser generator maintained by the Free Software Foundation as
an alternative to yacc.  This directory contains Andrew Bison version A2.6, 
derived from GNU Bison version 1.24.  It also includes parser generators for 
C and C++  which have these advantages

	No symbol conflicts.  Each parser is represented by a single name.
	Shared parser code.  All grammars use a single instance of the 
		parser object code.
	C++ object.  For C++, the generated parser is an object.  Utilize it with
		GrammarName *grammar = new GrammarName;
	License free.  The license on the parser code permits effectively
		unhindered use.  (As of version 1.24, FSF bison also produces
		license free code.) 

Bison-A2.6 has these advantages over other versions of Bison:

	Errors in the grammar do not terminate input; all errors are 
		found in one pass.  A complete example and test case is 
		the file mess.y in the distribution.
		
	Tokens may now be specified as multiple-character strings:
		"<=" can appear where formerly would have to be LESSEQ.

	Several new switches:  
		--token-table
			Generates a token table in the .tab.c file.
		--raw  
			Outputs Bison token numbers instead of yacc numbers.
		--no-parser
			Does not add the parser code to the bison output.

The Andrew User Interface System (AUIS) includes a lexical analyzer 
generator--gentlex--tailored to this version of bison.


This directory contains 
	bison-A2.6 - sources in ASCII.  See bison.texinfo.
	mkparser - license-free parser for C.  See parser.doc.
	C++parser - license-free parser for C++.  See parserclass.doc.
	bison-A2.6.tar.gz - all the above, tarred and gzipped.
	Makefile - for testing and installing the sub-directories

Installation
	After unpacking the Andrew Bison distribution, the Makefile
	in this parent directory can do testing or installation.  (Testing is
	done in /tmp/bisontests.)
	To do simple tests on your platform
		make Test
	To install in /usr/local
		make Install
	To install in /path/name
		make Install DESTDIR=/path/name   

Files installed into DESTDIR
from bison
	bin/bison
	share/{bison.simple,bison.hairy}
	info/bison.info*
	man/man1/bison.1
from C++parser
	bin/mkparserclass	convert bison output to C++ parser
	include/parser.H		header for parser methods
	lib/libparser.a		binary for parser methods
	doc/prsclass.doc		describes C++parser
	help/atkparse.doc	Andrew parsing tools (general description)
from mkparser
	bin/mkparser		convert bison output to C parser
	include/cparser.h	header for parser functions
	lib/libcparser.a		binary of parser functions
	doc/parser.doc		describes mkparser (for C)

Recent Changes
	A2.3 - revised to not use VARARGS for error messages
	A2.4 - minor comment in this README, since removed
	A2.5 - revised for bison-1.24
		removed some ATK-isms so it is easier to build
		fixed for %union{...}
		make error processing compatible with yacc / bison
			now accepts   yyclearin, yyerrok,
				YYERROR, YYACCEPT, YYABORT
		revised documents
		overall installation and testing script
	A2.6 - revised for gnu style
		added an alias field to %token
			(and undocumented the %thong declaration)
		added % declarations as additional ways to
			specify -d -k -n -y -l -r

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