Tru64 and 2.2 problems

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Thu Jul 24 16:02:44 EDT 2003

On Thu, 24 Jul 2003, Scott Adkins wrote:

> Well, I looked at those files and thought they would be generated by flex,
> but when I untarred the distribution, they were already there.  Are they
> recreated on the fly, or are the ones provided in the distribution used?

They'll be recreated if they don't exist, but you need to have flex to
recreate them, which is why they are included.

> As far as the leading space goes, it works on the Tru64 compiler, but I
> *have* used compilers where the leading space was not permitted.  It is
> actually a CPP problem, not a compiler problem.  With CPP's that don't
> like it, the compile will fail and not just issue warnings.

I agree, if I controlled flex, I'd fix this, since the leading space isn't
really portable.


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