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Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 21:09:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: Aaron Ucko <UCKO AT VAX1 DOT ROCKHURST DOT EDU>
Subject: Re: Help! Can't figure out documentation on BISON and FLEX
To: bbruce AT MINET DOT gov DOT MB DOT CA
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Organization: Rockhurst College; Kansas City, MO

>I am running PCs connected to a Local Area Vax Cluster. We are trying to
>migrate off of the VAXen and were looking for a utility to replace the VMS
>Command Language Utility. The LEX and YACC software looks like a good 
>candidate for this and I found the freeware versions of them, FLEX & BISON,
>at csusm.edu  in their DOSWARE directories. 

Actually, you don't have to go to all that trouble.  Just go to any simtel
mirror (oak.oakland.edu, for instance) in the simtel/msdos/sysutil directory
and download pc_dcl.zip.  It should be more or less what you want.

>Unfortunately the manual for flex, flexdoc.1 is written in a text formatting
>language that I have never seen before (perhaps a UNIX utility - I don't know
>any UNIX) and the BISON document, bison.tex can't be processed with our 
>TEX on the VAX since there is a lot of C code (which looks like TEX 
>commands), the input file at the beginning of the document is missing.

flexdoc.1 is written in [nt]roff.  You can use either groff or (as I'd
recommend) cawf [simtel/msdos/textutil/cawf404.zip] to turn it into more
legible text.  In terms of bison.tex, texinfo.tex is available many places,
including simtel/msdos/djgpp/txi310dc.zip.


--- Aaron Ucko (ucko AT vax1 DOT rockhurst DOT edu; finger for PGP public key) | httyp!
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