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Re: [Fwd: Re: bash 3.1.10 breaks configure scripts (was Re: configure sc


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: bash 3.1.10 breaks configure scripts (was Re: configure scripts ignores parameters)]
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 21:22:13 -0500
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Nicolas Rachinsky wrote:
> * Chet Ramey <address@hidden> [2006-03-05 12:38 -0500]:
>> This has been a known issue with bison-1.75 for over three years:
>>
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=167635;archive=yes
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2003-01/msg00061.html
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2004-09/msg00118.html
> 
> If it's a known issue, why does the configure script select the
> bison-1.75 instead of the working yacc?

All things being equal, bash prefers bison.  Yacc has its own issues,
especially in the area of reentrant parsers (calling yyparse()
recursively, for instance).  All programs have bugs, and yacc has had
its share.

> If this can't be changed easily, perhaps you can add a note in INSTALL
> or somewhere else, warning people to use bison-1.75.

Good idea.  This is good material for NOTES.

Chet

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