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

On Dec 23,  8:35pm, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost (Robert Elz) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: pkg/42509: lang/intercal wants to refer to yylineno which no 

|    | 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 
|  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.

Perhaps the portable solution is to rename the variable, since the program
wants to manage it itself.


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