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From: dgmo...@watmath.UUCP
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: yacc and/or lex for minix?
Message-ID: <14607@watmath.waterloo.edu>
Date: Wed, 16-Sep-87 16:14:49 EDT
Article-I.D.: watmath.14607
Posted: Wed Sep 16 16:14:49 1987
Date-Received: Fri, 18-Sep-87 04:37:18 EDT
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Organization: U. of Waterloo, Ontario
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Does anyone have a public domain version of source for yacc or lex
for minix or messy dos? Or even for another OS if it is portable?

Or is it coming in the next version of minix?

Thanks...

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dgmo...@watmath.waterloo.edu

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From: da...@laidbak.UUCP (Dave Burton)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Re: yacc and/or lex for minix?
Message-ID: <1150@laidbak.UUCP>
Date: Fri, 18-Sep-87 11:04:27 EDT
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Posted: Fri Sep 18 11:04:27 1987
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In article <14...@watmath.waterloo.edu> dgmo...@watmath.waterloo.edu (Dave Mowat) writes:
>
>Does anyone have a public domain version of source for yacc or lex
>for minix or messy dos? Or even for another OS if it is portable?
>
>Or is it coming in the next version of minix?
>
>Thanks...
>
>---
>dgmo...@watmath.waterloo.edu


I don't know of any PD YACCs, but there is at least one cheap YACC out
there. Its name is "Bison" and is available for 25.00 from:

	The Austin Code Works
	11100 Leafwood Lane
	Austin, TX 78750-3409
	(512) 258-0785

I haven't used this product, but did buy the earlier version
(called yacc). It is a MSDOS product. If you really need a YACC
now, this may help. They also have lex for 25.00.

I have absolutely no connections with The Austin Code Works other
than as a normal customer.
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From: a...@cs.vu.nl (Andy Tanenbaum)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Re: yacc and/or lex for minix?
Message-ID: <504@ast.cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 22-Sep-87 04:51:06 EDT
Article-I.D.: ast.504
Posted: Tue Sep 22 04:51:06 1987
Date-Received: Thu, 24-Sep-87 00:37:54 EDT
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In article <14...@watmath.waterloo.edu> dgmo...@watmath.waterloo.edu (Dave Mowat) writes:
>
>Does anyone have a public domain version of source for yacc or lex for minix...

There are YACC and LEX programs in the DECUS library, but I have not had
the time to check them out.  I also don't know about their legal status.

Andy Tanenbaum (a...@cs.vu.nl)

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From: stu...@bms-at.UUCP (Stuart D. Gathman)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Re: yacc and/or lex for minix?
Message-ID: <477@bms-at.UUCP>
Date: Wed, 23-Sep-87 18:15:31 EDT
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Posted: Wed Sep 23 18:15:31 1987
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Organization: Business Management Systems, Inc., Fairfax, VA
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Summary: Source code is free!

In article <1...@laidbak.UUCP>, da...@laidbak.UUCP (Dave Burton) writes:

> I don't know of any PD YACCs, but there is at least one cheap YACC out
> there. Its name is "Bison" and is available for 25.00 from:

The source for 'bison' is available free from GNU (Free Software
Foundation).  Hopefully Austin is suppling binary and the $25 is
a porting fee, otherwise they are violating the copyleft.
-- 
Stuart D. Gathman	<stu...@bms-at.uucp>
			<..!{vrdxhq|dgis}!bms-at!st that 

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From: c...@varian.UUCP (Carl Weidling)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Re: yacc and/or lex for minix?
Message-ID: <655@varian.UUCP>
Date: Fri, 25-Sep-87 14:00:57 EDT
Article-I.D.: varian.655
Posted: Fri Sep 25 14:00:57 1987
Date-Received: Sun, 27-Sep-87 02:51:43 EDT
References: <14607@watmath.waterloo.edu> <1150@laidbak.UUCP> <477@bms-at.UUCP>
Organization: Varian, Walnut Creek CA
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Summary: How does BISON compare to yacc? wasn't it on compuserve and is there a GNU lex as well? also on compuserve

In article <4...@bms-at.UUCP>, stu...@bms-at.UUCP (Stuart D. Gathman) writes:
> In article <1...@laidbak.UUCP>, da...@laidbak.UUCP (Dave Burton) writes:
> 
> > I don't know of any PD YACCs, but there is at least one cheap YACC out
> > there. Its name is "Bison" and is available for 25.00 from:
> 
> The source for 'bison' is available free from GNU (Free Software
> Foundation).  Hopefully Austin is suppling binary and the $25 is
> a porting fee, otherwise they are violating the copyleft.
> -- 
> Stuart D. Gathman	<stu...@bms-at.uucp>
> 			<..!{vrdxhq|dgis}!bms-at!stuart>

	As I understand it the Free Sofware Foundation did a free Yacc
called BISON, and also a free LEX still called "LEX".  I'm curious as to
why they changed the name of one and not the other, except that "Yacc"
lent itself to some word play as 'yak' and 'bison' are both ungulates
and nobody could think of something similar for 'lex' at the time.
	Anyway, Stuart D. Gathman says he hopes bison is being supplied
in binary, is that part of the requirement imposed by the Free Software
Foundation?  Did the FSF also provide LEX?  Weren't these posted to
Compuserve (I don't have a compuserve account but I heard from a friend

that they were there?).
	Assuming they are legally available are there other problems?
like do they work and are they documented?
Regards,
Carl Weidling

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From: stu...@bms-at.UUCP (Stuart D. Gathman)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: Re: yacc and/or lex for minix?
Message-ID: <478@bms-at.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 28-Sep-87 00:33:09 EDT
Article-I.D.: bms-at.478
Posted: Mon Sep 28 00:33:09 1987
Date-Received: Tue, 29-Sep-87 03:31:21 EDT
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Summary: Copyleft requirements

In article <6...@varian.UUCP>, c...@varian.UUCP (Carl Weidling) writes:

> 	Anyway, Stuart D. Gathman says he hopes bison is being supplied
> in binary, is that part of the requirement imposed by the Free Software
> Foundation?  Did the FSF also provide LEX?  Weren't these posted to

The requirement is that only binaries may be *charged* for.  Source must
be given away free.  Any fee charged for the binary is for the trouble
of porting the source to a particular environment.  Any binaries sold must
include a notice describing how to obtain the source for free.
-- 
Stuart D. Gathman	<stu...@bms-at.uucp>
			<..!{vrdxhq|dgis}!bms-at!stuart>

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From: to...@bu-cs.BU.EDU (Leonard H. Tower Jr.)
Newsgroups: comp.os.minix
Subject: FSF Distribution Requirements  (Was: Re: yacc and/or lex for minix?)
Message-ID: <13614@bu-cs.BU.EDU>
Date: Mon, 28-Sep-87 17:36:47 EDT
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Posted: Mon Sep 28 17:36:47 1987
Date-Received: Tue, 29-Sep-87 06:55:08 EDT
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Summary: Please stop giving out wrong data on GNU!
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In article <4...@bms-at.UUCP> stu...@bms-at.UUCP (Stuart D. Gathman) writes:
 > In article <6...@varian.UUCP>, c...@varian.UUCP (Carl Weidling) writes:
 > 
 > > 	Anyway, Stuart D. Gathman says he hopes bison is being supplied
 > > in binary, is that part of the requirement imposed by the Free Software
 > > Foundation?  Did the FSF also provide LEX?  Weren't these posted to
 > 
 > The requirement is that only binaries may be *charged* for.  Source must
 > be given away free.  Any fee charged for the binary is for the trouble
 > of porting the source to a particular environment.  Any binaries sold must
 > include a notice describing how to obtain the source for free.
 > -- 
 > Stuart D. Gathman	<stu...@bms-at.uucp>
 > 			<..!{vrdxhq|dgis}!bms-at!stuart>


Stuart is wrong.  Neither source nor binary may be charged for.  One
may charge for the cost of media and distribution labor.  

This discussion is quite inappropriate for comp.os.minix.  I suggest
you move it to e-mail.

Note that if one distribute binary one must either distribute full
source or arranged to make it available indefinitely.  The curious
should read a copy of the GNU PUBLIC LICENSE for full details.  The
LICENSE is required to be distributed with all GNU software.  A copy
of the LICENSE or further information on Project GNU is available
from:

	g...@prep.ai.mit.edu   (a.k.a. ucbvax!prep.ai.mit.edu!gnu)

enjoy -len

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