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Re: pkg/42509: lang/intercal wants to refer to yylineno which no longer exists

    Date:        Wed, 23 Dec 2009 14:43:22 -0500
    From: (Christos Zoulas)
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  | Add %option yylineno to the lex file?

Thanks for the hint, that seemed simple enough (though I never found in
the lex (flex) documentation any hint just where in the input sequence all
the %option stuff it talks about should get put...) that I thought I should
take a look at that and make a patch.

But it turns out to be the exact opposite of what is wanted, intercal
is (mostly) assuming it is using flex, which doesn't manage yylineno,
and is handling it all for itself (I guess it uses that name for compatibility
with other lex parsers, for the rest of the code).

The problem turns out to be that patches/patch-ad "undoes" this
assumption (essentially removes the declaration of yylineno and assumes
that lex will provide it) - simply deleting patches/patch-ad fixed the
problem for me.

I assume though that someone needs that patch (which systems that pkgsrc
runs on don't use a flex based lex?) - and that some more elegant solution
than simply deleting the patch will be needed.


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