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yacc - yet another compiler-compiler
yacc [ -vd ] grammar
Yacc converts a context-free grammar into a set of tables for a simple automaton which
executes an LR(1) parsing algorithm. The grammar may be ambiguous; specified precedence
rules are used to break ambiguities.
The output file, y.tab.c, must be compiled by the C compiler to produce a program yyparse.
This program must be loaded with the lexical analyzer program, yylex, as well as main and
yyerror, an error handling routine. These routines must be supplied by the user; Lex(1)
is useful for creating lexical analyzers usable by yacc.
If the -v flag is given, the file y.output is prepared, which contains a description of
the parsing tables and a report on conflicts generated by ambiguities in the grammar.
If the -d flag is used, the file y.tab.h is generated with the define statements that as-
sociate the yacc-assigned `token codes' with the user-declared `token names'. This allows
source files other than y.tab.c to access the token codes.
y.tab.h defines for token names
yacc.tmp, yacc.acts temporary files
/usr/lib/yaccpar parser prototype for C programs
/lib/liby.a library with default `main' and `yyerror'
LR Parsing by A. V. Aho and S. C. Johnson, Computing Surveys, June, 1974.
YACC - Yet Another Compiler Compiler by S. C. Johnson.
The number of reduce-reduce and shift-reduce conflicts is reported on the standard output;
a more detailed report is found in the y.output file. Similarly, if some rules are not
reachable from the start symbol, this is also reported.
Because file names are fixed, at most one yacc process can be active in a given directory
at a time.
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