[Monetdb-developers] Win32 build & UnxUtils & bison

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Tue Mar 27 10:54:09 CEST 2007

On 2007-03-26 16:14, Sjoerd Mullender wrote:
> On 2007-03-26 15:52, Steffen Goeldner wrote:
>> HowToStart-*-Win32.txt lists bison from UnxUtils as prerequisite.
>> This version (1.28) seems too old:
>>   monet_parse.tab.c
>>   monet_parse.y(85) : error C2046: illegal case
>>   monet_parse.y(86) : error C2043: illegal break
>>   ...
>> Version 2.1 from cygwin works.
> I've recently been using the bison and flex from GnuWin32
> (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/) with success (although it has a bug,
> but we work around it in the makefiles).  But until recently (a few
> weeks ago) I think I did use the bison from UnxUtils, so I am a bit
> surprised.  I'll have to test this again.

I tried the UnxUtils bison, and indeed it caused the same errors.  I
found that if I change the layout a little, this bison can handle the
grammar after all, so I did that and checked the change in.  At the
moment only in the Stable branch.

Sjoerd Mullender

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