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bison: update to 3.8.2.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.8.2 (2021-09-25) [stable]

  Fixed portability issues of bison on Cygwin.

  Improvements in add support for custom error messages (`%define
  parse.error custom`), allow linking several parsers together.

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devel: Remove SHA1 hashes for distfiles

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bison: update to 3.8.1.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.8.1 (2021-09-11) [stable]

  The generation of prototypes for yylex and yyerror in Yacc mode is
  breaking existing grammar files.  To avoid breaking too many grammars, the
  prototypes are now generated when `-y/--yacc` is used *and* the
  `POSIXLY_CORRECT` environment variable is defined.

  Avoid using `-y`/`--yacc` simply to comply with Yacc's file name
  conventions, rather, use `-o`.  Autoconf's AC_PROG_YACC macro uses
  `-y`.  Avoid it if possible, for instance by using gnulib's gl_PROG_BISON.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.8 (2021-09-07) [stable]

** Backward incompatible changes

  In conformance with the recommendations of the Graphviz team
  (, `-g`/`--graph`
  now generates a *.gv file by default, instead of *.dot.  A transition
  started in Bison 3.4.

  To comply with the latest POSIX standard, in Yacc compatibility mode
  (options `-y`/`--yacc`) Bison now generates prototypes for yyerror and
  yylex.  In some situations, this is breaking compatibility: if the user
  has already declared these functions but with some differences (e.g., to
  declare them as static, or to use specific attributes), the generated
  parser will fail to compile.  To disable these prototypes, #define yyerror
  (to `yyerror`), and likewise for yylex.

** Deprecated features

  Support for the YYPRINT macro is removed. It worked only with yacc.c and
  only for tokens.  It was obsoleted by %printer, introduced in Bison 1.50
  (November 2002).

  It has always been recommended to prefer `%define api.value.type foo` to
  `#define YYSTYPE foo`.  The latter is supported in C for compatibility
  with Yacc, but not in C++.  Warnings are now issued if `#define YYSTYPE`
  is used in C++, and eventually support will be removed.

  In C++ code, prefer value_type to semantic_type to denote the semantic
  value type, which is specified by the `api.value.type` %define variable.

** New features

*** A skeleton for the D programming language

  The "lalr1.d" skeleton is now officially part of Bison.

  It was originally contributed by Oliver Mangold, based on Paolo Bonzini's, and was improved by H. S. Teoh.  Adela Vais then took over
  maintenance and invested a lot of efforts to complete, test and document

  It now supports all the bells and whistles of the other deterministic
  parsers, which include: pull/push interfaces, verbose and custom error
  messages, lookahead correction, token constructors, internationalization,
  locations, printers, token and symbol prefixes, etc.

  Two examples demonstrate the D parsers: a basic one (examples/d/simple),
  and an advanced one (examples/d/calc).

*** Option -H, --header and directive %header

  The option `-H`/`--header` supersedes the option `--defines`, and the
  directive %header supersedes %defines.  Both `--defines` and `%defines`
  are, of course, maintained for backward compatibility.

*** Option --html

  Since version 2.4 Bison can be used to generate HTML reports.  However it
  was a two-step process: first bison must be invoked with option `--xml`,
  and then xsltproc must be run to the convert the XML reports into HTML.

  The new option `--html` combines these steps.  The xsltproc program must
  be available.

*** A C++ native GLR parser

  A new version of the C++ GLR parser was added: "".  It generates
  "true C++11", instead of a C++ wrapper around a C parser as does the
  existing "" parser.  As a first significant consequence, it supports
  `%define api.value.type variant`, contrary to

  It should be upward compatible in terms of interface, feature and
  performance to "". To try it out, simply use

  %skeleton ""

  It will eventually replace "".  However we need user feedback on
  this skeleton.  _Please_ report your results and comments about it.

*** Counterexamples

  Counterexamples now show the rule numbers, and always show ε for rules
  with an empty right-hand side.  For instance

    1: e1       e2     "a"
         3: ε 1: ε

  instead of

    e1  e2  "a"

*** Lookahead correction in Java

  The Java skeleton ( now supports LAC, via the `parse.lac`
  %define variable.

*** Abort parsing for memory exhaustion (C)

  User actions may now use `YYNOMEM` (similar to `YYACCEPT` and `YYABORT`)
  to abort the current parse with memory exhaustion.

*** Printing locations in debug traces (C)

  The `YYLOCATION_PRINT(File, Loc)` macro prints a location.  It is defined
  when (i) locations are enabled, (ii) the default type for locations is
  used, (iii) debug traces are enabled, and (iv) `YYLOCATION_PRINT` is not
  already defined.

  Users may define `YYLOCATION_PRINT` to cover other cases.

*** GLR traces

  There were no debug traces for deferred calls to user actions.  They are
  logged now.

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bison: update to 3.7.6.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7.6 (2021-03-08) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** Reused Push Parsers

  When a push-parser state structure is used for multiple parses, it was
  possible for some state to leak from one run into the following one.

*** Fix Table Generation

  In some very rare conditions, when there are many useless tokens, it was
  possible to generate incorrect parsers.

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bison: update to 3.7.5.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7.5 (2021-01-24) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** Counterexample Generation

  In some cases counterexample generation could crash.  This is fixed.

*** Fix Table Generation

  In some very rare conditions, when there are many useless tokens, it was
  possible to generate incorrect parsers.

*** GLR parsers now support %merge together with api.value.type=union.

*** C++ parsers use noexcept in more places.

*** Generated parsers avoid some warnings about signedness issues.

*** C-language parsers now avoid warnings from pedantic clang.

*** C-language parsers now work around quirks of HP-UX 11.23 (2003).

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bison: update to 3.7.4.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7.4 (2020-11-14) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** Bug fixes in yacc.c

  In Yacc mode, all the tokens are defined twice: once as an enum, and then
  as a macro.  YYEMPTY was missing its macro.

*** Bug fixes in

  The skeleton used to emit internal assertions (using YY_ASSERT)
  even when the `parse.assert` %define variable is not enabled.  It no
  longer does.

  The private internal macro YY_ASSERT now obeys the `api.prefix` %define

  When there is a very large number of tokens, some assertions could be long
  enough to hit arbitrary limits in Visual C++.  They have been rewritten to
  work around this limitation.

** Changes

  The YYBISON macro in generated "regular C parsers" (from the "yacc.c"
  skeleton) used to be defined to 1.  It is now defined to the version of
  Bison as an integer (e.g., 30704 for version 3.7.4).

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bison: update to 3.7.3.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7.3 (2020-10-13) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Fix concurrent build issues.

  The bison executable is no longer linked uselessly against libreadline.

  Fix incorrect use of yytname in

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bison: updated to 3.7.2

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7.2 (2020-09-05) [stable]

  This release of Bison fixes all known bugs reported for Bison in MITRE's
  Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) system.  These vulnerabilities
  are only about bison-the-program itself, not the generated code.

  Although these bugs are typically irrelevant to how Bison is used, they
  are worth fixing if only to give users peace of mind.

  There is no known vulnerability in the generated parsers.

** Bug fixes

  Fix concurrent build issues (introduced in Bison 3.5).

  Push parsers always use YYMALLOC/YYFREE (no direct calls to malloc/free).

  Fix portability issues of the test suite, and of bison itself.

  Some unlikely crashes found by fuzzing have been fixed.  This is only
  about bison itself, not the generated parsers.

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bison: update to 3.7.1.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7.1 (2020-08-02) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Crash when a token alias contains a NUL byte.

  Portability issues with libtextstyle.

  Portability issues of Bison itself with MSVC.

** Changes

  Improvements and fixes in the documentation.

  More precise location about symbol type redefinitions.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.7 (2020-07-23) [stable]

** Deprecated features

  The YYPRINT macro, which works only with yacc.c and only for tokens, was
  obsoleted long ago by %printer, introduced in Bison 1.50 (November 2002).
  It is deprecated and its support will be removed eventually.

  In conformance with the recommendations of the Graphviz team, in the next
  version Bison the option `--graph` will generate a *.gv file by default,
  instead of *.dot.  A transition started in Bison 3.4.

** New features

*** Counterexample Generation

  Contributed by Vincent Imbimbo.

  When given `-Wcounterexamples`/`-Wcex`, bison will now output
  counterexamples for conflicts.

**** Unifying Counterexamples

  Unifying counterexamples are strings which can be parsed in two ways due
  to the conflict.  For example on a grammar that contains the usual
  "dangling else" ambiguity:

    $ bison else.y
    else.y: warning: 1 shift/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-sr]
    else.y: note: rerun with option '-Wcounterexamples' to generate conflict counterexamples

    $ bison else.y -Wcex
    else.y: warning: 1 shift/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-sr]
    else.y: warning: shift/reduce conflict on token "else" [-Wcounterexamples]
      Example: "if" exp "then" "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
      Shift derivation
        "if" exp "then" exp
                          "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
      Example: "if" exp "then" "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
      Reduce derivation
        "if" exp "then" exp                     "else" exp
                          "if" exp "then" exp 
  When text styling is enabled, colors are used in the examples and the
  derivations to highlight the structure of both analyses.  In this case,

    "if" exp "then" [ "if" exp "then" exp ] "else" exp


    "if" exp "then" [ "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp ]

  The counterexamples are "focused", in two different ways.  First, they do
  not clutter the output with all the derivations from the start symbol,
  rather they start on the "conflicted nonterminal". They go straight to the
  point.  Second, they don't "expand" nonterminal symbols uselessly.

**** Nonunifying Counterexamples

  In the case of the dangling else, Bison found an example that can be
  parsed in two ways (therefore proving that the grammar is ambiguous).
  When it cannot find such an example, it instead generates two examples
  that are the same up until the dot:

    $ bison foo.y
    foo.y: warning: 1 shift/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-sr]
    foo.y: note: rerun with option '-Wcounterexamples' to generate conflict counterexamples
    foo.y:4.4-7: warning: rule useless in parser due to conflicts [-Wother]
        4 | a: expr
          |    ^~~~

    $ bison -Wcex foo.y
    foo.y: warning: 1 shift/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-sr]
    foo.y: warning: shift/reduce conflict on token ID [-Wcounterexamples]
      First example: expr ID ',' ID $end
      Shift derivation
        s                      $end
          a                 ID
              expr ID ','
      Second example: expr ID $end
      Reduce derivation
        s             $end
          a        ID
            expr     foo.y:4.4-7: warning: rule useless in parser due to conflicts [-Wother]
        4 | a: expr
          |    ^~~~

  In these cases, the parser usually doesn't have enough lookahead to
  differentiate the two given examples.

**** Reports

  Counterexamples are also included in the report when given
  `--report=counterexamples`/`-rcex` (or `--report=all`), with more
  technical details:

    State 7

      1 exp: "if" exp "then" exp  [$end, "then", "else"]
      2    | "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp

      "else"  shift, and go to state 8

      "else"    [reduce using rule 1 (exp)]
      $default  reduce using rule 1 (exp)

      shift/reduce conflict on token "else":
          1 exp: "if" exp "then" exp           2 exp: "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
        Example: "if" exp "then" "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
        Shift derivation
          "if" exp "then" exp
                            "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
        Example: "if" exp "then" "if" exp "then" exp "else" exp
        Reduce derivation
          "if" exp "then" exp                     "else" exp
                            "if" exp "then" exp 
*** File prefix mapping

  Contributed by Joshua Watt.

  Bison learned a new argument, `--file-prefix-map OLD=NEW`.  Any file path
  in the output (specifically `#line` directives and `#ifdef` header guards)
  that begins with the prefix OLD will have it replaced with the prefix NEW,
  similar to the `-ffile-prefix-map` in GCC.  This option can be used to
  make bison output reproducible.

** Changes

*** Diagnostics

  When text styling is enabled and the terminal supports it, the warnings
  now include hyperlinks to the documentation.

*** Relocatable installation

  When installed to be relocatable (via `configure --enable-relocatable`),
  bison will now also look for a relocated m4.

*** C++ file names

  The `filename_type` %define variable was renamed `api.filename.type`.
  Instead of

    %define filename_type "symbol"


    %define api.filename.type {symbol}

  (Or let `bison --update` do it for you).

  It now defaults to `const std::string` instead of `std::string`.

*** Deprecated %define variable names

  The following variables have been renamed for consistency.  Backward
  compatibility is ensured, but upgrading is recommended.

    filename_type       -> api.filename.type
    package             -> api.package

*** Push parsers no longer clear their state when parsing is finished

  Previously push-parsers cleared their state when parsing was finished (on
  success and on failure).  This made it impossible to check if there were
  parse errors, since `yynerrs` was also reset.  This can be especially
  troublesome when used in autocompletion, since a parser with error
  recovery would suggest (irrelevant) expected tokens even if there were

  Now the parser state can be examined when parsing is finished.  The parser
  state is reset when starting a new parse.

** Documentation

*** Examples

  The bistromathic demonstrates %param and how to quote sources in the error

    > 123 456
    1.5-7: syntax error: expected end of file or + or - or * or / or ^ before number
        1 | 123 456
          |     ^~~

** Bug fixes

*** Include the generated header (yacc.c)

  Historically, when --defines was used, bison generated a header and pasted
  an exact copy of it into the generated parser implementation file.  Since
  Bison 3.4 it is possible to specify that the header should be `#include`d,
  and how.  For instance

    %define api.header.include {"parse.h"}


    %define api.header.include {<parser/parse.h>}

  Now api.header.include defaults to `"header-basename"`, as was intended in
  Bison 3.4, where `header-basename` is the basename of the generated
  header.  This is disabled when the generated header is ``, to
  comply with Automake's ylwrap.

*** String aliases are faithfully propagated

  Bison used to interpret user strings (i.e., decoding backslash escapes)
  when reading them, and to escape them (i.e., issue non-printable
  characters as backslash escapes, taking the locale into account) when
  outputting them.  As a consequence non-ASCII strings (say in UTF-8) ended
  up "ciphered" as sequences of backslash escapes.  This happened not only
  in the generated sources (where the compiler will reinterpret them), but
  also in all the generated reports (text, xml, html, dot, etc.).  Reports
  were therefore not readable when string aliases were not pure ASCII.
  Worse yet: the output depended on the user's locale.

  Now Bison faithfully treats the string aliases exactly the way the user
  spelled them.  This fixes all the aforementioned problems.  However, now,
  string aliases semantically equivalent but syntactically different (e.g.,
  "A", "\x41", "\101") are considered to be different.

*** Crash when generating IELR

  An old, well hidden, bug in the generation of IELR parsers was fixed.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.6.4 (2020-06-15) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  In some internal macros leaked in the user's code, and could damage
  access to the token kinds.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.6.3 (2020-06-03) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Incorrect comments in the generated parsers.

  Warnings in push parsers (yacc.c).

  Incorrect display of gotos in LAC traces (

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.6.2 (2020-05-17) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Some tests were fixed.

  When token aliases contain comment delimiters:

    %token FOO "/* foo */"

  bison used to emit "nested" comments, which is invalid C.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.6.1 (2020-05-10) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Restored ANSI-C compliance in yacc.c.

  GNU readline portability issues.

  In C++, yy::parser::symbol_name is now a public member, as was intended.

** New features

  In C++, yy::parser::symbol_type now has a public name() member function.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.6 (2020-05-08) [stable]

** Backward incompatible changes

  TL;DR: replace "#define YYERROR_VERBOSE 1" by "%define parse.error verbose".

  The YYERROR_VERBOSE macro is no longer supported; the parsers that still
  depend on it will now produce Yacc-like error messages (just "syntax
  error").  It was superseded by the "%error-verbose" directive in Bison
  1.875 (2003-01-01).  Bison 2.6 (2012-07-19) clearly announced that support
  for YYERROR_VERBOSE would be removed.  Note that since Bison 3.0
  (2013-07-25), "%error-verbose" is deprecated in favor of "%define
  parse.error verbose".

** Deprecated features

  The YYPRINT macro, which works only with yacc.c and only for tokens, was
  obsoleted long ago by %printer, introduced in Bison 1.50 (November 2002).
  It is deprecated and its support will be removed eventually.

** New features

*** Improved syntax error messages

  Two new values for the %define parse.error variable offer more control to
  the user.  Available in all the skeletons (C, C++, Java).

**** %define parse.error detailed

  The behavior of "%define parse.error detailed" is closely resembling that
  of "%define parse.error verbose" with a few exceptions.  First, it is safe
  to use non-ASCII characters in token aliases (with 'verbose', the result
  depends on the locale with which bison was run).  Second, a yysymbol_name
  function is exposed to the user, instead of the yytnamerr function and the
  yytname table.  Third, token internationalization is supported (see

**** %define parse.error custom

  With this directive, the user forges and emits the syntax error message
  herself by defining the yyreport_syntax_error function.  A new type,
  yypcontext_t, captures the circumstances of the error, and provides the
  user with functions to get details, such as yypcontext_expected_tokens to
  get the list of expected token kinds.

  A possible implementation of yyreport_syntax_error is:

    yyreport_syntax_error (const yypcontext_t *ctx)
      int res = 0;
      YY_LOCATION_PRINT (stderr, *yypcontext_location (ctx));
      fprintf (stderr, ": syntax error");
      // Report the tokens expected at this point.
        enum { TOKENMAX = 10 };
        yysymbol_kind_t expected[TOKENMAX];
        int n = yypcontext_expected_tokens (ctx, expected, TOKENMAX);
        if (n < 0)
          // Forward errors to yyparse.
          res = n;
          for (int i = 0; i < n; ++i)
            fprintf (stderr, "%s %s",
                     i == 0 ? ": expected" : " or", yysymbol_name (expected[i]));
      // Report the unexpected token.
        yysymbol_kind_t lookahead = yypcontext_token (ctx);
        if (lookahead != YYSYMBOL_YYEMPTY)
          fprintf (stderr, " before %s", yysymbol_name (lookahead));
      fprintf (stderr, "\n");
      return res;

**** Token aliases internationalization

  When the %define variable parse.error is set to `custom` or `detailed`,
  one may specify which token aliases are to be translated using _().  For

        PLUS   "+"
        MINUS  "-"
        NUM _("number")
        FUN _("function")
        VAR _("variable")

  In that case the user must define _() and N_(), and yysymbol_name returns
  the translated symbol (i.e., it returns '_("variable")' rather that
  '"variable"').  In Java, the user must provide an i18n() function.

*** List of expected tokens (yacc.c)

  Push parsers may invoke yypstate_expected_tokens at any point during
  parsing (including even before submitting the first token) to get the list
  of possible tokens.  This feature can be used to propose autocompletion
  (see below the "bistromathic" example).

  It makes little sense to use this feature without enabling LAC (lookahead

*** Returning the error token

  When the scanner returns an invalid token or the undefined token
  (YYUNDEF), the parser generates an error message and enters error
  recovery.  Because of that error message, most scanners that find lexical
  errors generate an error message, and then ignore the invalid input
  without entering the error-recovery.

  The scanners may now return YYerror, the error token, to enter the
  error-recovery mode without triggering an additional error message.  See
  the bistromathic for an example.

*** Deep overhaul of the symbol and token kinds

  To avoid the confusion with types in programming languages, we now refer
  to token and symbol "kinds" instead of token and symbol "types".  The
  documentation and error messages have been revised.

  All the skeletons have been updated to use dedicated enum types rather
  than integral types.  Special symbols are now regular citizens, instead of
  being declared in ad hoc ways.

**** Token kinds

  The "token kind" is what is returned by the scanner, e.g., PLUS, NUMBER,
  LPAREN, etc.  While backward compatibility is of course ensured, users are
  nonetheless invited to replace their uses of "enum yytokentype" by

  This type now also includes tokens that were previously hidden: YYEOF (end
  of input), YYUNDEF (undefined token), and YYerror (error token).  They
  now have string aliases, internationalized when internationalization is
  enabled.  Therefore, by default, error messages now refer to "end of file"
  (internationalized) rather than the cryptic "$end", or to "invalid token"
  rather than "$undefined".

  Therefore in most cases it is now useless to define the end-of-line token
  as follows:

    %token T_EOF 0 "end of file"

  Rather simply use "YYEOF" in your scanner.

**** Symbol kinds

  The "symbol kinds" is what the parser actually uses.  (Unless the
  api.token.raw %define variable is used, the symbol kind of a terminal
  differs from the corresponding token kind.)

  They are now exposed as a enum, "yysymbol_kind_t".

  This allows users to tailor the error messages the way they want, or to
  process some symbols in a specific way in autocompletion (see the
  bistromathic example below).

*** Modernize display of explanatory statements in diagnostics

  Since Bison 2.7, output was indented four spaces for explanatory
  statements.  For example:

    input.y:2.7-13: error: %type redeclaration for exp
    input.y:1.7-11:     previous declaration

  Since the introduction of caret-diagnostics, it became less clear.  This
  indentation has been removed and submessages are displayed similarly as in

    input.y:2.7-13: error: %type redeclaration for exp
        2 | %type <float> exp
          |       ^~~~~~~
    input.y:1.7-11: note: previous declaration
        1 | %type <int> exp
          |       ^~~~~

  Contributed by Victor Morales Cayuela.

*** C++

  The token and symbol kinds are yy::parser::token_kind_type and

  The symbol_type::kind() member function allows to get the kind of a
  symbol.  This can be used to write unit tests for scanners, e.g.,

    yy::parser::symbol_type t = make_NUMBER ("123");
    assert (t.kind () == yy::parser::symbol_kind::S_NUMBER);
    assert (<int> () == 123);

** Documentation

*** User Manual

  In order to avoid ambiguities with "type" as in "typing", we now refer to
  the "token kind" (e.g., `PLUS`, `NUMBER`, etc.) rather than the "token
  type".  We now also refer to the "symbol type" (e.g., `PLUS`, `expr`,

*** Examples

  There are now examples/java: a very simple calculator, and a more complete
  one (push-parser, location tracking, and debug traces).

  The lexcalc example (a simple example in C based on Flex and Bison) now
  also demonstrates location tracking.

  A new C example, bistromathic, is a fully featured interactive calculator
  using many Bison features: pure interface, push parser, autocompletion
  based on the current parser state (using yypstate_expected_tokens),
  location tracking, internationalized custom error messages, lookahead
  correction, rich debug traces, etc.

  It shows how to depend on the symbol kinds to tailor autocompletion.  For
  instance it recognizes the symbol kind "VARIABLE" to propose
  autocompletion on the existing variables, rather than of the word

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.5.4 (2020-04-05) [stable]

** WARNING: Future backward-incompatibilities!

  TL;DR: replace "#define YYERROR_VERBOSE 1" by "%define parse.error verbose".

  Bison 3.6 will no longer support the YYERROR_VERBOSE macro; the parsers
  that still depend on it will produce Yacc-like error messages (just
  "syntax error").  It was superseded by the "%error-verbose" directive in
  Bison 1.875 (2003-01-01).  Bison 2.6 (2012-07-19) clearly announced that
  support for YYERROR_VERBOSE would be removed.  Note that since Bison 3.0
  (2013-07-25), "%error-verbose" is deprecated in favor of "%define
  parse.error verbose".

** Bug fixes

  Fix portability issues of the package itself on old compilers.

  Fix api.token.raw support in Java.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.5.3 (2020-03-08) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Error messages could quote lines containing zero-width characters (such as
  \005) with incorrect styling.  Fixes for similar issues with unexpectedly
  short lines (e.g., the file was changed between parsing and diagnosing).

  Several unlikely crashes found by fuzzing have been fixed.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.5.2 (2020-02-13) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Portability issues and minor cosmetic issues.

  The skeleton properly rejects unsupported values for parse.lac
  (as yacc.c does).

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.5.1 (2020-01-19) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Portability fixes.

  Fix compiler warnings.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.5 (2019-12-11) [stable]

** Backward incompatible changes

  Lone carriage-return characters (aka \r or ^M) in the grammar files are no
  longer treated as end-of-lines.  This changes the diagnostics, and in
  particular their locations.

  In C++, line numbers and columns are now represented as 'int' not
  'unsigned', so that integer overflow on positions is easily checkable via
  'gcc -fsanitize=undefined' and the like.  This affects the API for
  positions.  The default position and location classes now expose
  'counter_type' (int), used to define line and column numbers.

** Deprecated features

  The YYPRINT macro, which works only with yacc.c and only for tokens, was
  obsoleted long ago by %printer, introduced in Bison 1.50 (November 2002).
  It is deprecated and its support will be removed eventually.

** New features

*** Lookahead correction in C++

  Contributed by Adrian Vogelsgesang.

  The C++ deterministic skeleton ( now supports LAC, via the
  %define variable parse.lac.

*** Variable api.token.raw: Optimized token numbers (all skeletons)

  In the generated parsers, tokens have two numbers: the "external" token
  number as returned by yylex (which starts at 257), and the "internal"
  symbol number (which starts at 3).  Each time yylex is called, a table
  lookup maps the external token number to the internal symbol number.

  When the %define variable api.token.raw is set, tokens are assigned their
  internal number, which saves one table lookup per token, and also saves
  the generation of the mapping table.

  The gain is typically moderate, but in extreme cases (very simple user
  actions), a 10% improvement can be observed.

*** Generated parsers use better types for states

  Stacks now use the best integral type for state numbers, instead of always
  using 15 bits.  As a result "small" parsers now have a smaller memory
  footprint (they use 8 bits), and there is support for large automata (16
  bits), and extra large (using int, i.e., typically 31 bits).

*** Generated parsers prefer signed integer types

  Bison skeletons now prefer signed to unsigned integer types when either
  will do, as the signed types are less error-prone and allow for better
  checking with 'gcc -fsanitize=undefined'.  Also, the types chosen are now
  portable to unusual machines where char, short and int are all the same
  width.  On non-GNU platforms this may entail including <limits.h> and (if
  available) <stdint.h> to define integer types and constants.

*** A skeleton for the D programming language

  For the last few releases, Bison has shipped a stealth experimental
  skeleton: lalr1.d.  It was first contributed by Oliver Mangold, based on
  Paolo Bonzini's, and was cleaned and improved thanks to
  H. S. Teoh.

  However, because nobody has committed to improving, testing, and
  documenting this skeleton, it is not clear that it will be supported in
  the future.

  The lalr1.d skeleton *is functional*, and works well, as demonstrated in
  examples/d/calc.d.  Please try it, enjoy it, and... commit to support it.

*** Debug traces in Java

  The Java backend no longer emits code and data for parser tracing if the
  %define variable parse.trace is not defined.

** Diagnostics

*** New diagnostic: -Wdangling-alias

  String literals, which allow for better error messages, are (too)
  liberally accepted by Bison, which might result in silent errors.  For

    %type <exVal> cond "condition"

  does not define "condition" as a string alias to 'cond' (nonterminal
  symbols do not have string aliases).  It is rather equivalent to

    %nterm <exVal> cond
    %token <exVal> "condition"

  i.e., it gives the type 'exVal' to the "condition" token, which was
  clearly not the intention.

  Also, because string aliases need not be defined, typos such as "baz"
  instead of "bar" will be not reported.

  The option -Wdangling-alias catches these situations.  On

    %token BAR "bar"
    %type <ival> foo "foo"
    foo: "baz" {}

  bison -Wdangling-alias reports

    warning: string literal not attached to a symbol
          | %type <ival> foo "foo"
          |                  ^~~~~
    warning: string literal not attached to a symbol
          | foo: "baz" {}
          |      ^~~~~

   The -Wall option does not (yet?) include -Wdangling-alias.

*** Better POSIX Yacc compatibility diagnostics

  POSIX Yacc restricts %type to nonterminals.  This is now diagnosed by

    %token TOKEN1
    %type  <ival> TOKEN1 TOKEN2 't'
    %token TOKEN2

  gives with -Wyacc

    input.y:2.15-20: warning: POSIX yacc reserves %type to nonterminals [-Wyacc]
        2 | %type  <ival> TOKEN1 TOKEN2 't'
          |               ^~~~~~
    input.y:2.29-31: warning: POSIX yacc reserves %type to nonterminals [-Wyacc]
        2 | %type  <ival> TOKEN1 TOKEN2 't'
          |                             ^~~
    input.y:2.22-27: warning: POSIX yacc reserves %type to nonterminals [-Wyacc]
        2 | %type  <ival> TOKEN1 TOKEN2 't'
          |                      ^~~~~~

*** Diagnostics with insertion

  The diagnostics now display the suggestion below the underlined source.
  Replacement for undeclared symbols are now also suggested.

    $ cat /tmp/foo.y
    list: lis '.' |

    $ bison -Wall foo.y
    foo.y:2.7-9: error: symbol 'lis' is used, but is not defined as a token and has no rules; did you mean 'list'?
        2 | list: lis '.' |
          |       ^~~
          |       list
    foo.y:2.16: warning: empty rule without %empty [-Wempty-rule]
        2 | list: lis '.' |
          |                ^
          |                %empty
    foo.y: warning: fix-its can be applied.  Rerun with option '--update'. [-Wother]

*** Diagnostics about long lines

  Quoted sources may now be truncated to fit the screen.  For instance, on a
  30-column wide terminal:

    $ cat foo.y
    %token FOO                       FOO                         FOO
    exp: FOO
    $ bison foo.y
    foo.y:1.34-36: warning: symbol FOO redeclared [-Wother]
        1 |         FOO                            |           ^~~
    foo.y:1.8-10:      previous declaration
        1 | %token FOO                               |        ^~~
    foo.y:1.62-64: warning: symbol FOO redeclared [-Wother]
        1 |         FOO
          |           ^~~
    foo.y:1.8-10:      previous declaration
        1 | %token FOO                               |        ^~~

** Changes

*** Debugging glr.c and

  The glr.c skeleton always had asserts to check its own behavior (not the
  user's).  These assertions are now under the control of the parse.assert
  %define variable (disabled by default).

*** Clean up

  Several new compiler warnings in the generated output have been avoided.
  Some unused features are no longer emitted.  Cleaner generated code in

** Bug Fixes

  Portability issues in the test suite.

  In theory, parsers using %nonassoc could crash when reporting verbose
  error messages. This unlikely bug has been fixed.

  In Java, %define api.prefix was ignored.  It now behaves as expected.

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bison: update to 3.4.2

upstream changes:

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.4.2 (2019-09-12) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  In some cases, when warnings are disabled, bison could emit tons of white
  spaces as diagnostics.

  When running out of memory, bison could crash (found by fuzzing).

  When defining twice the EOF token, bison would crash.

  New warnings from recent compilers have been addressed in the generated
  parsers (yacc.c, glr.c,

  When lone carriage-return characters appeared in the input file,
  diagnostics could hang forever.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.4.1 (2019-05-22) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Portability fixes.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.4 (2019-05-19) [stable]

** Deprecated features

  The %pure-parser directive is deprecated in favor of '%define api.pure'
  since Bison 2.3b (2008-05-27), but no warning was issued; there is one
  now.  Note that since Bison 2.7 you are strongly encouraged to use
  '%define api.pure full' instead of '%define api.pure'.

** New features

*** Colored diagnostics

  As an experimental feature, diagnostics are now colored, controlled by the
  new options --color and --style.

  To use them, install the libtextstyle library before configuring Bison.
  It is available from

  for instance

  The option --color supports the following arguments:
    - always, yes: Enable colors.
    - never, no: Disable colors.
    - auto, tty (default): Enable colors if the output device is a tty.

  To customize the styles, create a CSS file similar to

    /* bison-bw.css */
    .warning   { }
    .error     { font-weight: 800; text-decoration: underline; }
    .note      { }

  then invoke bison with --style=bison-bw.css, or set the BISON_STYLE
  environment variable to "bison-bw.css".

*** Disabling output

  When given -fsyntax-only, the diagnostics are reported, but no output is

  The name of this option is somewhat misleading as bison does more than
  just checking the syntax: every stage is run (including checking for
  conflicts for instance), except the generation of the output files.

*** Include the generated header (yacc.c)

  Before, when --defines is used, bison generated a header, and pasted an
  exact copy of it into the generated parser implementation file.  If the
  header name is not "", it is now #included instead of being

  To use an '#include' even if the header name is "" (which is what
  happens with --yacc, or when using the Autotools' ylwrap), define
  api.header.include to the exact argument to pass to #include.  For

    %define api.header.include {"parse.h"}


    %define api.header.include {<parser/parse.h>}

*** api.location.type is now supported in C (yacc.c, glr.c)

  The %define variable api.location.type defines the name of the type to use
  for locations.  When defined, Bison no longer defines YYLTYPE.

  This can be used in programs with several parsers to factor their
  definition of locations: let one of them generate them, and the others
  just use them.

** Changes

*** Graphviz output

  In conformance with the recommendations of the Graphviz team, if %require
  "3.4" (or better) is specified, the option --graph generates a *.gv file
  by default, instead of *.dot.

*** Diagnostics overhaul

  Column numbers were wrong with multibyte characters, which would also
  result in skewed diagnostics with carets.  Beside, because we were
  indenting the quoted source with a single space, lines with tab characters
  were incorrectly underlined.

  To address these issues, and to be clearer, Bison now issues diagnostics
  as GCC9 does.  For instance it used to display (there's a tab before the
  opening brace):

    foo.y:3.37-38: error: $2 of xprhas no declared type
     expr: expr '+' "number"        { $$ = $1 + $2; }
  It now reports

    foo.y:3.37-38: error: $2 of xprhas no declared type
        3 | expr: expr '+' "number" { $$ = $1 + $2; }
          |                                     ^~

  Other constructs now also have better locations, resulting in more precise

*** Fix-it hints for %empty

  Running Bison with -Wempty-rules and --update will remove incorrect %empty
  annotations, and add the missing ones.

*** Generated reports

  The format of the reports (parse.output) was improved for readability.

*** Better support for --no-line.

  When --no-line is used, the generated files are now cleaner: no lines are
  generated instead of empty lines.  Together with using api.header.include,
  that should help people saving the generated files into version control
  systems get smaller diffs.

** Documentation

  A new example in C shows an simple infix calculator with a hand-written
  scanner (examples/c/calc).

  A new example in C shows a reentrant parser (capable of recursive calls)
  built with Flex and Bison (examples/c/reccalc).

  There is a new section about the history of Yaccs and Bison.

** Bug fixes

  A few obscure bugs were fixed, including the second oldest (known) bug in
  Bison: it was there when Bison was entered in the RCS version control
  system, in December 1987.  See the NEWS of Bison 3.3 for the previous
  oldest bug.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.3.2 (2019-02-03) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Bison 3.3 failed to generate parsers for grammars with unused nonterminal

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.3.1 (2019-01-27) [stable]

** Changes

  The option -y/--yacc used to imply -Werror=yacc, which turns uses of Bison
  extensions into errors.  It now makes them simple warnings (-Wyacc).

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.3 (2019-01-26) [stable]

  A new mailing list was created, Bison Announce.  It is low traffic, and is
  only about announcing new releases and important messages (e.g., polls
  about major decisions to make).

** Backward incompatible changes

  Support for DJGPP, which has been unmaintained and untested for years, is

** Deprecated features

  A new feature, --update (see below) helps adjusting existing grammars to

*** Deprecated directives

  The %error-verbose directive is deprecated in favor of '%define
  parse.error verbose' since Bison 3.0, but no warning was issued.

  The '%name-prefix "xx"' directive is deprecated in favor of '%define
  api.prefix {xx}' since Bison 3.0, but no warning was issued.  These
  directives are slightly different, you might need to adjust your code.
  %name-prefix renames only symbols with external linkage, while api.prefix
  also renames types and macros, including YYDEBUG, YYTOKENTYPE,
  yytokentype, YYSTYPE, YYLTYPE, etc.

  Users of Flex that move from '%name-prefix "xx"' to '%define api.prefix
  {xx}' will typically have to update YY_DECL from

    #define YY_DECL int xxlex (YYSTYPE *yylval, YYLTYPE *yylloc)


    #define YY_DECL int xxlex (XXSTYPE *yylval, XXLTYPE *yylloc)

*** Deprecated %define variable names

  The following variables, mostly related to parsers in Java, have been
  renamed for consistency.  Backward compatibility is ensured, but upgrading
  is recommended.

    abstract           -> api.parser.abstract
    annotations        -> api.parser.annotations
    extends            -> api.parser.extends
    final              ->
    implements         -> api.parser.implements
    parser_class_name  -> api.parser.class
    public             -> api.parser.public
    strictfp           -> api.parser.strictfp

** New features

*** Generation of fix-its for IDEs/Editors

  When given the new option -ffixit (aka -fdiagnostics-parseable-fixits),
  bison now generates machine readable editing instructions to fix some
  issues.  Currently, this is mostly limited to updating deprecated
  directives and removing duplicates.  For instance:

    $ cat foo.y
    %define parser_class_name "Parser"
    %define api.parser.class "Parser"

  See the "fix-it:" lines below:

    $ bison -ffixit foo.y
    foo.y:1.1-14: warning: deprecated directive, use '%define parse.error verbose' [-Wdeprecated]
    fix-it:"foo.y":{1:1-1:15}:"%define parse.error verbose"
    foo.y:2.1-34: warning: deprecated directive, use '%define api.parser.class {Parser}' [-Wdeprecated]
     %define parser_class_name "Parser"
    fix-it:"foo.y":{2:1-2:35}:"%define api.parser.class {Parser}"
    foo.y:3.1-33: error: %define variable 'api.parser.class' redefined
     %define api.parser.class "Parser"
    foo.y:2.1-34:     previous definition
     %define parser_class_name "Parser"
    foo.y: warning: fix-its can be applied.  Rerun with option '--update'. [-Wother]

  This uses the same output format as GCC and Clang.

*** Updating grammar files

  Fixes can be applied on the fly.  The previous example ends with the
  suggestion to re-run bison with the option -u/--update, which results in a
  cleaner grammar file.

    $ bison --update foo.y
    bison: file 'foo.y' was updated (backup: 'foo.y~')

    $ cat foo.y
    %define parse.error verbose
    %define api.parser.class {Parser}

*** Bison is now relocatable

  If you pass '--enable-relocatable' to 'configure', Bison is relocatable.

  A relocatable program can be moved or copied to a different location on
  the file system.  It can also be used through mount points for network
  sharing.  It is possible to make symbolic links to the installed and moved
  programs, and invoke them through the symbolic link.

*** %expect and %expect-rr modifiers on individual rules

  One can now document (and check) which rules participate in shift/reduce
  and reduce/reduce conflicts.  This is particularly important GLR parsers,
  where conflicts are a normal occurrence.  For example,

      %expect 1


        arguments %expect 1
      | arguments ','
      | %empty

      | argument_list ',' expression


  Looking at the output from -v, one can see that the shift-reduce conflict
  here is due to the fact that the parser does not know whether to reduce
  arguments to argument_list until it sees the token _after_ the following
  ','.  By marking the rule with %expect 1 (because there is a conflict in
  one state), we document the source of the 1 overall shift-reduce conflict.

  In GLR parsers, we can use %expect-rr in a rule for reduce/reduce
  conflicts.  In this case, we mark each of the conflicting rules.  For

      %expect-rr 1


        target_list '=' expr ';'
      | expr_list ';'

      | target ',' target_list

        ID %expect-rr 1

      | expr ',' expr_list

        ID %expect-rr 1
      | ...

  In a statement such as

      x, y = 3, 4;

  the parser must reduce x to a target or an expr, but does not know which
  until it sees the '='.  So we notate the two possible reductions to
  indicate that each conflicts in one rule.

  This feature needs user feedback, and might evolve in the future.

*** C++: Actual token constructors

  When variants and token constructors are enabled, in addition to the
  type-safe named token constructors (make_ID, make_INT, etc.), we now
  generate genuine constructors for symbol_type.

  For instance with these declarations

    %token           ':'
       <std::string> ID
       <int>         INT;

  you may use these constructors:

    symbol_type (int token, const std::string&);
    symbol_type (int token, const int&);
    symbol_type (int token);

  Correct matching between token types and value types is checked via
  'assert'; for instance, 'symbol_type (ID, 42)' would abort.  Named
  constructors are preferable, as they offer better type safety (for
  instance 'make_ID (42)' would not even compile), but symbol_type
  constructors may help when token types are discovered at run-time, e.g.,

     [a-z]+   {
                if (auto i = lookup_keyword (yytext))
                  return yy::parser::symbol_type (i);
                  return yy::parser::make_ID (yytext);

*** C++: Variadic emplace

  If your application requires C++11 and you don't use symbol constructors,
  you may now use a variadic emplace for semantic values:

    %define api.value.type variant
    %token <std::pair<int, int>> PAIR

  in your scanner:

    int yylex (parser::semantic_type *lvalp)
      lvalp->emplace <std::pair<int, int>> (1, 2);
      return parser::token::PAIR;

*** C++: Syntax error exceptions in GLR

  The skeleton now supports syntax_error exceptions thrown from user
  actions, or from the scanner.

*** More POSIX Yacc compatibility warnings

  More Bison specific directives are now reported with -y or -Wyacc.  This
  change was ready since the release of Bison 3.0 in September 2015.  It was
  delayed because Autoconf used to define YACC as `bison -y`, which resulted
  in numerous warnings for Bison users that use the GNU Build System.

  If you still experience that problem, either redefine YACC as `bison -o`, or pass -Wno-yacc to Bison.

*** The tables yyrhs and yyphrs are back

  Because no Bison skeleton uses them, these tables were removed (no longer
  passed to the skeletons, not even computed) in 2008.  However, some users
  have expressed interest in being able to use them in their own skeletons.

** Bug fixes

*** Incorrect number of reduce-reduce conflicts

  On a grammar such as

     exp: "num" | "num" | "num"

  bison used to report a single RR conflict, instead of two.  This is now
  fixed.  This was the oldest (known) bug in Bison: it was there when Bison
  was entered in the RCS version control system, in December 1987.

  Some grammar files might have to adjust their %expect-rr.

*** Parser directives that were not careful enough

  Passing invalid arguments to %nterm, for instance character literals, used
  to result in unclear error messages.

** Documentation

  The examples/ directory (installed in .../share/doc/bison/examples) has
  been restructured per language for clarity.  The examples come with a
  README and a Makefile.  Not only can they be used to toy with Bison, they
  can also be starting points for your own grammars.

  There is now a Java example, and a simple example in C based on Flex and
  Bison (examples/c/lexcalc/).

** Changes

*** Parsers in C++

  They now use noexcept and constexpr.  Please, report missing annotations.

*** Symbol Declarations

  The syntax of the variation directives to declare symbols was overhauled
  for more consistency, and also better POSIX Yacc compliance (which, for
  instance, allows "%type" without actually providing a type).  The %nterm
  directive, supported by Bison since its inception, is now documented and
  officially supported.

  The syntax is now as follows:

    %token TAG? ( ID NUMBER? STRING? )+ ( TAG ( ID NUMBER? STRING? )+ )*
    %left  TAG? ( ID NUMBER? )+ ( TAG ( ID NUMBER? )+ )*
    %type  TAG? ( ID | CHAR | STRING )+ ( TAG ( ID | CHAR | STRING )+ )*
    %nterm TAG? ID+ ( TAG ID+ )*

  where TAG denotes a type tag such as ival> ID denotes an identifier
  such as ϯUM NUMBER a decimal or hexadecimal integer such as 00or
  x12d CHAR a character literal such as +' and STRING a string
  literal such as number"  The post-fix quantifiers are (zero or
  one), (zero or more) and (one or more).

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* Noteworthy changes in release 3.2.4 (2018-12-24) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Fix the move constructor of symbol_type.

  Always provide a copy constructor for symbol_type, even in modern C++.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.2.3 (2018-12-18) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Properly support token constructors in C++ with types that include commas
  (e.g., std::pair<int, int>).  A regression introduced in Bison 3.2.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.2.2 (2018-11-21) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  C++ portability issues.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.2.1 (2018-11-09) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Several portability issues have been fixed in the build system, in the
  test suite, and in the generated parsers in C++.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.2 (2018-10-29) [stable]

** Backward incompatible changes

  Support for DJGPP, which have been unmaintained and untested for years, is
  obsolete.  Unless there is activity to revive it, it will be removed.

** Changes

  %printers should use yyo rather than yyoutput to denote the output stream.

  Variant-based symbols in C++ should use emplace() rather than build().

  In C++ parsers, parser::operator() is now a synonym for the parser::parse.

** Documentation

  A new section, "A Simple C++ Example", is a tutorial for parsers in C++.

  A comment in the generated code now emphasizes that users should not
  depend upon non-documented implementation details, such as macros starting
  with YY_.

** New features

*** C++: Support for move semantics (

  The skeleton now fully supports C++ move semantics, while
  maintaining compatibility with C++98.  You may now store move-only types
  when using Bison's variants.  For instance:

    %code {
      #include <memory>
      #include <vector>

    %skeleton ""
    %define api.value.type variant


    %token <int> INT "int";
    %type <std::unique_ptr<int>> int;
    %type <std::vector<std::unique_ptr<int>>> list;

      %empty    {}
    | list int  { $$ = std::move($1); $$.emplace_back(std::move($2)); }

    int: "int"  { $$ = std::make_unique<int>($1); }

*** C++: Implicit move of right-hand side values (

  In modern C++ (C++11 and later), you should always use 'std::move' with
  the values of the right-hand side symbols ($1, $2, etc.), as they will be
  popped from the stack anyway.  Using 'std::move' is mandatory for
  move-only types such as unique_ptr, and it provides a significant speedup
  for large types such as std::string, or std::vector, etc.

  If '%define api.value.automove' is set, every occurrence '$n' is replaced
  by 'std::move ($n)'.  The second rule in the previous grammar can be
  simplified to:

    list: list int  { $$ = $1; $$.emplace_back($2); }

  With automove enabled, the semantic values are no longer lvalues, so do
  not use the swap idiom:

    list: list int  { std::swap($$, $1); $$.emplace_back($2); }

  This idiom is anyway obsolete: it is preferable to move than to swap.

  A warning is issued when automove is enabled, and a value is used several

    input.yy:16.31-32: warning: multiple occurrences of $2 with api.value.automove enabled [-Wother]
    exp: "twice" exp   { $$ = $2 + $2; }

  Enabling api.value.automove does not require support for modern C++.  The
  generated code is valid C++98/03, but will use copies instead of moves.

  The new examples/c++/variant-11.yy shows these features in action.

*** C++: The implicit default semantic action is always run

  When variants are enabled, the default action was not run, so

    exp: "number"

  was equivalent to

    exp: "number"  {}

  It now behaves like in all the other cases, as

    exp: "number"  { $$ = $1; }

  possibly using std::move if automove is enabled.

  We do not expect backward compatibility issues.  However, beware of
  forward compatibility issues: if you rely on default actions with
  variants, be sure to '%require "3.2"' to avoid older versions of Bison to
  generate incorrect parsers.

*** C++: Renaming location.hh

  When both %defines and %locations are enabled, Bison generates a
  location.hh file.  If you don't use locations outside of the parser, you
  may avoid its creation with:

    %define api.location.file none

  However this file is useful if, for instance, your parser builds an AST
  decorated with locations: you may use Bison's location independently of
  Bison's parser.  You can now give it another name, for instance:

    %define api.location.file "my-location.hh"

  This name can have directory components, and even be absolute.  The name
  under which the location file is included is controlled by

  This way it is possible to have several parsers share the same location

  For instance, in src/foo/parser.hh, generate the include/ast/loc.hh file:

    %define api.namespace {foo}
    %define api.location.file "include/ast/loc.hh"
    %define api.location.include {<ast/loc.hh>}

  and use it in src/bar/parser.hh:

    %define api.namespace {bar}
    %code requires {#include <ast/loc.hh>}
    %define api.location.type {bar::location}

  Absolute file names are supported, so in your Makefile, passing the flag
  -Dapi.location.file='"$(top_srcdir)/include/ast/location.hh"' to bison is

*** C++: stack.hh and position.hh are deprecated

  When asked to generate a header file (%defines), the skeleton
  generates a stack.hh file.  This file had no interest for users; it is now
  made useless: its content is included in the parser definition.  It is
  still generated for backward compatibility.

  When in addition to %defines, location support is requested (%locations),
  the file position.hh is also generated.  It is now also useless: its
  content is now included in location.hh.

  These files are no longer generated when your grammar file requires at
  least Bison 3.2 (%require "3.2").

** Bug fixes

  Portability issues on MinGW and VS2015.

  Portability issues in the test suite.

  Portability/warning issues with Flex.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.1 (2018-08-27) [stable]

** Backward incompatible changes

  Compiling Bison now requires a C99 compiler---as announced during the
  release of Bison 3.0, five years ago.  Generated parsers do not require a
  C99 compiler.

  Support for DJGPP, which have been unmaintained and untested for years, is
  obsolete. Unless there is activity to revive it, the next release of Bison
  will have it removed.

** New features

*** Typed midrule actions

  Because their type is unknown to Bison, the values of midrule actions are
  not treated like the others: they don't have %printer and %destructor
  support.  It also prevents C++ (Bison) variants to handle them properly.

  Typed midrule actions address these issues.  Instead of:

    exp: { $<ival>$ = 1; } { $<ival>$ = 2; }   { $$ = $<ival>1 + $<ival>2; }


    exp: <ival>{ $$ = 1; } <ival>{ $$ = 2; }   { $$ = $1 + $2; }

*** Reports include the type of the symbols

  The sections about terminal and nonterminal symbols of the '*.output' file
  now specify their declared type.  For instance, for:

    %token <ival> NUM

  the report now shows '<ival>':

    Terminals, with rules where they appear

    NUM <ival> (258) 5

*** Diagnostics about useless rules

  In the following grammar, the 'exp' nonterminal is trivially useless.  So,
  of course, its rules are useless too.

    input: '0' | exp
    exp: exp '+' exp | exp '-' exp | '(' exp ')'

  Previously all the useless rules were reported, including those whose
  left-hand side is the 'exp' nonterminal:

    warning: 1 nonterminal useless in grammar [-Wother]
    warning: 4 rules useless in grammar [-Wother]
    2.14-16: warning: nonterminal useless in grammar: exp [-Wother]
     input: '0' | exp
    2.14-16: warning: rule useless in grammar [-Wother]
     input: '0' | exp
    3.6-16: warning: rule useless in grammar [-Wother]
     exp: exp '+' exp | exp '-' exp | '(' exp ')'
    3.20-30: warning: rule useless in grammar [-Wother]
     exp: exp '+' exp | exp '-' exp | '(' exp ')'
    3.34-44: warning: rule useless in grammar [-Wother]
     exp: exp '+' exp | exp '-' exp | '(' exp ')'

  Now, rules whose left-hand side symbol is useless are no longer reported
  as useless.  The locations of the errors have also been adjusted to point
  to the first use of the nonterminal as a left-hand side of a rule:

    warning: 1 nonterminal useless in grammar [-Wother]
    warning: 4 rules useless in grammar [-Wother]
    3.1-3: warning: nonterminal useless in grammar: exp [-Wother]
     exp: exp '+' exp | exp '-' exp | '(' exp ')'
    2.14-16: warning: rule useless in grammar [-Wother]
     input: '0' | exp

*** C++: Generated parsers can be compiled with -fno-exceptions (

  When compiled with exceptions disabled, the generated parsers no longer
  uses try/catch clauses.

  Currently only GCC and Clang are supported.

** Documentation

*** A demonstration of variants

  A new example was added (installed in .../share/doc/bison/examples),
  'variant.yy', which shows how to use (Bison) variants in C++.

  The other examples were made nicer to read.

*** Some features are no longer 'experimental'

  The following features, mature enough, are no longer flagged as
  experimental in the documentation: push parsers, default %printer and
  %destructor (typed: <*> and untyped: <>), %define api.value.type union and
  variant, Java parsers, XML output, LR family (lr, ielr, lalr), and
  semantic predicates (%?).

** Bug fixes

*** GLR: Predicates support broken by #line directives

  Predicates (%?) in GLR such as

      %? {new_syntax} 'w' id new_args
    | %?{!new_syntax} 'w' id old_args

  were issued with #lines in the middle of C code.

*** Printer and destructor with broken #line directives

  The #line directives were not properly escaped when emitting the code for
  %printer/%destructor, which resulted in compiler errors if there are
  backslashes or double-quotes in the grammar file name.

*** Portability on ICC

  The Intel compiler claims compatibility with GCC, yet rejects its _Pragma.
  Generated parsers now work around this.

*** Various

  There were several small fixes in the test suite and in the build system,
  many warnings in bison and in the generated parsers were eliminated.  The
  documentation also received its share of minor improvements.

  Useless code was removed from C++ parsers, and some of the generated
  constructors are more 'natural'.

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Update to 3.0.5

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0.5 (2018-05-27) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** C++: Fix support of 'syntax_error'

  One incorrect 'inline' resulted in linking errors about the constructor of
  the syntax_error exception.

*** C++: Fix warnings

  GCC 7.3 (with -O1 or -O2 but not -O0 or -O3) issued null-dereference
  warnings about yyformat being possibly null.  It also warned about the
  deprecated implicit definition of copy constructors when there's a
  user-defined (copy) assignment operator.

*** Location of errors

  In C++ parsers, out-of-bounds errors can happen when a rule with an empty
  ride-hand side raises a syntax error.  The behavior of the default parser
  (yacc.c) in such a condition was undefined.

  Now all the parsers match the behavior of glr.c: @$ is used as the
  location of the error.  This handles gracefully rules with and without

*** Portability fixes in the test suite

  On some platforms, some Java and/or C++ tests were failing.

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devel/bison: add patches to fix building with glibc >= 2.27

Relates to PR pkg/53826, further details are provided there. This is a
temporary fix: the newest release of Bison addresses this by including
a newer version of gnulib. I'm applying this less obtrusive change for
now. No PKGREVISION, because there should be no change to existing
packages, it addresses build failures only.

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Fix crash on macOS 10.13 (Darwin 7).

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Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for devel category

Issues found with existing distfiles:
No changes made to these distinfo files.

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.

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Bison needs perl and sh replacements for testsuite to run, plus
a patch to gnulib/ to avoid warnings with g++.
Revision bump.

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Remove hash for deleted patch

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Update to 3.0.4:

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0.4 (2015-01-23) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** C++ with Variants (

  Fix a compiler warning when no %destructor use $$.

*** Test suites

  Several portability issues in tests were fixed.

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based on PR pkg/49589
 - Add comment on patch-lib_isnan.c (from cvs log)
 - Update devel/bison 3.0.2 to 3.0.3
Thanks obache and wiz for review.
* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0.3 (2015-01-15) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** C++ with Variants (

  Problems with %destructor and '%define parse.assert' have been fixed.

*** Named %union support (yacc.c, glr.c)

  Bison 3.0 introduced a regression on named %union such as

    %union foo { int ival; };

  The possibility to use a name was introduced "for Yacc compatibility".
  It is however not required by POSIX Yacc, and its usefulness is not clear.

*** %define api.value.type union with %defines (yacc.c, glr.c)

  The C parsers were broken when %defines was used together with "%define
  api.value.type union".

*** Redeclarations are reported in proper order


    %token FOO "foo"
    %printer {} "foo"
    %printer {} FOO

  bison used to report:

    /tmp/foo.yy:2.10-11: error: %printer redeclaration for FOO
     %printer {} "foo"
    /tmp/foo.yy:3.10-11:     previous declaration
     %printer {} FOO

  Now, the "previous" declaration is always the first one.

** Documentation

  Bison now installs various files in its docdir (which defaults to
  '/usr/local/share/doc/bison'), including the three fully blown examples
  extracted from the documentation:

   - rpcalc
     Reverse polish calculator, a simple introductory example.
   - mfcalc
     Multi-function Calc, a calculator with memory and functions and located
     error messages.
   - calc++
     a calculator in C++ using variant support and token constructors.

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patches/ Add a note that the patch has been sent to the upstream and will hopefully be merged soon.

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devel/bison: resulting glr.c contains incorrect attribute order

For yyFail and yyMemoryExhausted, the ordering of _Noreturn is
incorrect on at least fbsd with clang.

Runtime issue, PKGREVISION bumped.

Ok@ joerg

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Fix build on Darwin 9 and possibly some other platforms.

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Update to 3.0.2:

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0.2 (2013-12-05) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** Generated source files when errors are reported

  When warnings are issued and -Werror is set, bison would still generate
  the source files (*.c, *.h...).  As a consequence, some runs of "make"
  could fail the first time, but not the second (as the files were generated

  This is fixed: bison no longer generates this source files, but, of
  course, still produces the various reports (*.output, *.xml, etc.).

*** %empty is used in reports

  Empty right-hand sides are denoted by '%empty' in all the reports (text,
  dot, XML and formats derived from it).

*** YYERROR and variants

  When C++ variant support is enabled, an error triggered via YYERROR, but
  not caught via error recovery, resulted in a double deletion.

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0.1 (2013-11-12) [stable]

** Bug fixes

*** Errors in caret diagnostics

  On some platforms, some errors could result in endless diagnostics.

*** Fixes of the -Werror option

  Options such as "-Werror -Wno-error=foo" were still turning "foo"
  diagnostics into errors instead of warnings.  This is fixed.

  Actually, for consistency with GCC, "-Wno-error=foo -Werror" now also
  leaves "foo" diagnostics as warnings.  Similarly, with "-Werror=foo
  -Wno-error", "foo" diagnostics are now errors.

*** GLR Predicates

  As demonstrated in the documentation, one can now leave spaces between
  "%?" and its "{".

*** Installation

  The yacc.1 man page is no longer installed if --disable-yacc was

*** Fixes in the test suite

  Bugs and portability issues.

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Update to 3.0:

* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0 (2013-07-25) [stable]

** WARNING: Future backward-incompatibilities!

  Like other GNU packages, Bison will start using some of the C99 features
  for its own code, especially the definition of variables after statements.
  The generated C parsers still aim at C90.

** Backward incompatible changes

*** Obsolete features

  Support for YYFAIL is removed (deprecated in Bison 2.4.2): use YYERROR.

  Support for yystype and yyltype is removed (deprecated in Bison 1.875):

  Support for YYLEX_PARAM and YYPARSE_PARAM is removed (deprecated in Bison
  1.875): use %lex-param, %parse-param, or %param.

  Missing semicolons at the end of actions are no longer added (as announced
  in the release 2.5).

*** Use of YACC='bison -y'

  TL;DR: With Autoconf <= 2.69, pass -Wno-yacc to (AM_)YFLAGS if you use
  Bison extensions.

  Traditional Yacc generates '' whatever the name of the input file.
  Therefore Makefiles written for Yacc expect '' (and possibly
  '' and 'y.outout') to be generated from 'foo.y'.

  To this end, for ages, AC_PROG_YACC, Autoconf's macro to look for an
  implementation of Yacc, was using Bison as 'bison -y'.  While it does
  ensure compatible output file names, it also enables warnings for
  incompatibilities with POSIX Yacc.  In other words, 'bison -y' triggers
  warnings for Bison extensions.

  Autoconf 2.70+ fixes this incompatibility by using YACC='bison -o'
  (which also generates '' and 'y.output' when needed).
  Alternatively, disable Yacc warnings by passing '-Wno-yacc' to your Yacc
  flags (YFLAGS, or AM_YFLAGS with Automake).

** Bug fixes

*** The epilogue is no longer affected by internal #defines (glr.c)

  The glr.c skeleton uses defines such as #define yylval (yystackp->yyval) in
  generated code.  These weren't properly undefined before the inclusion of
  the user epilogue, so functions such as the following were butchered by the
  preprocessor expansion:

    int yylex (YYSTYPE *yylval);

  This is fixed: yylval, yynerrs, yychar, and yylloc are now valid
  identifiers for user-provided variables.

*** stdio.h is no longer needed when locations are enabled (yacc.c)

  Changes in Bison 2.7 introduced a dependency on FILE and fprintf when
  locations are enabled.  This is fixed.

*** Warnings about useless %pure-parser/%define api.pure are restored

** Diagnostics reported by Bison

  Most of these features were contributed by Théophile Ranquet and Victor

*** Carets

  Version 2.7 introduced caret errors, for a prettier output.  These are now
  activated by default.  The old format can still be used by invoking Bison
  with -fno-caret (or -fnone).

  Some error messages that reproduced excerpts of the grammar are now using
  the caret information only.  For instance on:

    exp: 'a' | 'a';

  Bison 2.7 reports:

    in.y: warning: 1 reduce/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-rr]
    in.y:2.12-14: warning: rule useless in parser due to conflicts: exp: 'a' [-Wother]

  Now bison reports:

    in.y: warning: 1 reduce/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-rr]
    in.y:2.12-14: warning: rule useless in parser due to conflicts [-Wother]
     exp: 'a' | 'a';

  and "bison -fno-caret" reports:

    in.y: warning: 1 reduce/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-rr]
    in.y:2.12-14: warning: rule useless in parser due to conflicts [-Wother]

*** Enhancements of the -Werror option

  The -Werror=CATEGORY option is now recognized, and will treat specified
  warnings as errors. The warnings need not have been explicitly activated
  using the -W option, this is similar to what GCC 4.7 does.

  For example, given the following command line, Bison will treat both
  warnings related to POSIX Yacc incompatibilities and S/R conflicts as
  errors (and only those):

    $ bison -Werror=yacc,error=conflicts-sr input.y

  If no categories are specified, -Werror will make all active warnings into
  errors. For example, the following line does the same the previous example:

    $ bison -Werror -Wnone -Wyacc -Wconflicts-sr input.y

  (By default -Wconflicts-sr,conflicts-rr,deprecated,other is enabled.)

  Note that the categories in this -Werror option may not be prefixed with
  "no-". However, -Wno-error[=CATEGORY] is valid.

  Note that -y enables -Werror=yacc. Therefore it is now possible to require
  Yacc-like behavior (e.g., always generate, but to report
  incompatibilities as warnings: "-y -Wno-error=yacc".

*** The display of warnings is now richer

  The option that controls a given warning is now displayed:

    foo.y:4.6: warning: type clash on default action: <foo> != <bar> [-Wother]

  In the case of warnings treated as errors, the prefix is changed from
  "warning: " to "error: ", and the suffix is displayed, in a manner similar
  to GCC, as [-Werror=CATEGORY].

  For instance, where the previous version of Bison would report (and exit
  with failure):

    bison: warnings being treated as errors
    input.y:1.1: warning: stray ',' treated as white space

  it now reports:

    input.y:1.1: error: stray ',' treated as white space [-Werror=other]

*** Deprecated constructs

  The new 'deprecated' warning category flags obsolete constructs whose
  support will be discontinued.  It is enabled by default.  These warnings
  used to be reported as 'other' warnings.

*** Useless semantic types

  Bison now warns about useless (uninhabited) semantic types.  Since
  semantic types are not declared to Bison (they are defined in the opaque
  %union structure), it is %printer/%destructor directives about useless
  types that trigger the warning:

    %token <type1> term
    %type  <type2> nterm
    %printer    {} <type1> <type3>
    %destructor {} <type2> <type4>
    nterm: term { $$ = $1; };

    3.28-34: warning: type <type3> is used, but is not associated to any symbol
    4.28-34: warning: type <type4> is used, but is not associated to any symbol

*** Undefined but unused symbols

  Bison used to raise an error for undefined symbols that are not used in
  the grammar.  This is now only a warning.

    %printer    {} symbol1
    %destructor {} symbol2
    %type <type>   symbol3
    exp: "a";

*** Useless destructors or printers

  Bison now warns about useless destructors or printers.  In the following
  example, the printer for <type1>, and the destructor for <type2> are
  useless: all symbols of <type1> (token1) already have a printer, and all
  symbols of type <type2> (token2) already have a destructor.

    %token <type1> token1
           <type2> token2
           <type3> token3
           <type4> token4
    %printer    {} token1 <type1> <type3>
    %destructor {} token2 <type2> <type4>

*** Conflicts

  The warnings and error messages about shift/reduce and reduce/reduce
  conflicts have been normalized.  For instance on the following foo.y file:

    exp: exp '+' exp | '0' | '0';

  compare the previous version of bison:

    $ bison foo.y
    foo.y: conflicts: 1 shift/reduce, 2 reduce/reduce
    $ bison -Werror foo.y
    bison: warnings being treated as errors
    foo.y: conflicts: 1 shift/reduce, 2 reduce/reduce

  with the new behavior:

    $ bison foo.y
    foo.y: warning: 1 shift/reduce conflict [-Wconflicts-sr]
    foo.y: warning: 2 reduce/reduce conflicts [-Wconflicts-rr]
    $ bison -Werror foo.y
    foo.y: error: 1 shift/reduce conflict [-Werror=conflicts-sr]
    foo.y: error: 2 reduce/reduce conflicts [-Werror=conflicts-rr]

  When %expect or %expect-rr is used, such as with bar.y:

    %expect 0
    exp: exp '+' exp | '0' | '0';

  Former behavior:

    $ bison bar.y
    bar.y: conflicts: 1 shift/reduce, 2 reduce/reduce
    bar.y: expected 0 shift/reduce conflicts
    bar.y: expected 0 reduce/reduce conflicts

  New one:

    $ bison bar.y
    bar.y: error: shift/reduce conflicts: 1 found, 0 expected
    bar.y: error: reduce/reduce conflicts: 2 found, 0 expected

** Incompatibilities with POSIX Yacc

  The 'yacc' category is no longer part of '-Wall', enable it explicitly
  with '-Wyacc'.

** Additional yylex/yyparse arguments

  The new directive %param declares additional arguments to both yylex and
  yyparse.  The %lex-param, %parse-param, and %param directives support one
  or more arguments.  Instead of

    %lex-param   {arg1_type *arg1}
    %lex-param   {arg2_type *arg2}
    %parse-param {arg1_type *arg1}
    %parse-param {arg2_type *arg2}

  one may now declare

    %param {arg1_type *arg1} {arg2_type *arg2}

** Types of values for %define variables

  Bison used to make no difference between '%define foo bar' and '%define
  foo "bar"'.  The former is now called a 'keyword value', and the latter a
  'string value'.  A third kind was added: 'code values', such as '%define
  foo {bar}'.

  Keyword variables are used for fixed value sets, e.g.,

    %define lr.type lalr

  Code variables are used for value in the target language, e.g.,

    %define api.value.type {struct semantic_type}

  String variables are used remaining cases, e.g. file names.

** Variable api.token.prefix

  The variable api.token.prefix changes the way tokens are identified in
  the generated files.  This is especially useful to avoid collisions
  with identifiers in the target language.  For instance

    %token FILE for ERROR
    %define api.token.prefix {TOK_}
    start: FILE for ERROR;

  will generate the definition of the symbols TOK_FILE, TOK_for, and
  TOK_ERROR in the generated sources.  In particular, the scanner must
  use these prefixed token names, although the grammar itself still
  uses the short names (as in the sample rule given above).

** Variable api.value.type

  This new %define variable supersedes the #define macro YYSTYPE.  The use
  of YYSTYPE is discouraged.  In particular, #defining YYSTYPE *and* either
  using %union or %defining api.value.type results in undefined behavior.

  Either define api.value.type, or use "%union":

      int ival;
      char *sval;
    %token <ival> INT "integer"
    %token <sval> STRING "string"
    %printer { fprintf (yyo, "%d", $$); } <ival>
    %destructor { free ($$); } <sval>

    /* In yylex().  */
    yylval.ival = 42; return INT;
    yylval.sval = "42"; return STRING;

  The %define variable api.value.type supports both keyword and code values.

  The keyword value 'union' means that the user provides genuine types, not
  union member names such as "ival" and "sval" above (WARNING: will fail if
  -y/--yacc/%yacc is enabled).

    %define api.value.type union
    %token <int> INT "integer"
    %token <char *> STRING "string"
    %printer { fprintf (yyo, "%d", $$); } <int>
    %destructor { free ($$); } <char *>

    /* In yylex().  */
    yylval.INT = 42; return INT;
    yylval.STRING = "42"; return STRING;

  The keyword value variant is somewhat equivalent, but for C++ special
  provision is made to allow classes to be used (more about this below).

    %define api.value.type variant
    %token <int> INT "integer"
    %token <std::string> STRING "string"

  Code values (in braces) denote user defined types.  This is where YYSTYPE
  used to be used.

    %code requires
      struct my_value
          is_int, is_string
        } kind;
          int ival;
          char *sval;
        } u;
    %define api.value.type {struct my_value}
    %token <u.ival> INT "integer"
    %token <u.sval> STRING "string"
    %printer { fprintf (yyo, "%d", $$); } <u.ival>
    %destructor { free ($$); } <u.sval>

    /* In yylex().  */
    yylval.u.ival = 42; return INT;
    yylval.u.sval = "42"; return STRING;

** Variable parse.error

  This variable controls the verbosity of error messages.  The use of the
  %error-verbose directive is deprecated in favor of "%define parse.error

** Renamed %define variables

  The following variables have been renamed for consistency.  Backward
  compatibility is ensured, but upgrading is recommended.

    lr.default-reductions      -> lr.default-reduction
    lr.keep-unreachable-states -> lr.keep-unreachable-state
    namespace                  -> api.namespace
    stype                      -> api.value.type

** Semantic predicates

  Contributed by Paul Hilfinger.

  The new, experimental, semantic-predicate feature allows actions of the
  form "%?{ BOOLEAN-EXPRESSION }", which cause syntax errors (as for
  YYERROR) if the expression evaluates to 0, and are evaluated immediately
  in GLR parsers, rather than being deferred.  The result is that they allow
  the programmer to prune possible parses based on the values of run-time

** The directive %expect-rr is now an error in non GLR mode

  It used to be an error only if used in non GLR mode, _and_ if there are
  reduce/reduce conflicts.

** Tokens are numbered in their order of appearance

  Contributed by Valentin Tolmer.

  With '%token A B', A had a number less than the one of B.  However,
  precedence declarations used to generate a reversed order.  This is now
  fixed, and introducing tokens with any of %token, %left, %right,
  %precedence, or %nonassoc yields the same result.

  When mixing declarations of tokens with a litteral character (e.g., 'a')
  or with an identifier (e.g., B) in a precedence declaration, Bison
  numbered the litteral characters first.  For example

    %right A B 'c' 'd'

  would lead to the tokens declared in this order: 'c' 'd' A B.  Again, the
  input order is now preserved.

  These changes were made so that one can remove useless precedence and
  associativity declarations (i.e., map %nonassoc, %left or %right to
  %precedence, or to %token) and get exactly the same output.

** Useless precedence and associativity

  Contributed by Valentin Tolmer.

  When developing and maintaining a grammar, useless associativity and
  precedence directives are common.  They can be a nuisance: new ambiguities
  arising are sometimes masked because their conflicts are resolved due to
  the extra precedence or associativity information.  Furthermore, it can
  hinder the comprehension of a new grammar: one will wonder about the role
  of a precedence, where in fact it is useless.  The following changes aim
  at detecting and reporting these extra directives.

*** Precedence warning category

  A new category of warning, -Wprecedence, was introduced. It flags the
  useless precedence and associativity directives.

*** Useless associativity

  Bison now warns about symbols with a declared associativity that is never
  used to resolve conflicts.  In that case, using %precedence is sufficient;
  the parsing tables will remain unchanged.  Solving these warnings may raise
  useless precedence warnings, as the symbols no longer have associativity.
  For example:

    %left '+'
    %left '*'
    | exp '+' "number"
    | exp '*' exp

  will produce a

    warning: useless associativity for '+', use %precedence [-Wprecedence]
     %left '+'

*** Useless precedence

  Bison now warns about symbols with a declared precedence and no declared
  associativity (i.e., declared with %precedence), and whose precedence is
  never used.  In that case, the symbol can be safely declared with %token
  instead, without modifying the parsing tables.  For example:

    %precedence '='
    exp: "var" '=' "number";

  will produce a

    warning: useless precedence for '=' [-Wprecedence]
     %precedence '='

*** Useless precedence and associativity

  In case of both useless precedence and associativity, the issue is flagged
  as follows:

    %nonassoc '='
    exp: "var" '=' "number";

  The warning is:

    warning: useless precedence and associativity for '=' [-Wprecedence]
     %nonassoc '='

** Empty rules

  With help from Joel E. Denny and Gabriel Rassoul.

  Empty rules (i.e., with an empty right-hand side) can now be explicitly
  marked by the new %empty directive.  Using %empty on a non-empty rule is
  an error.  The new -Wempty-rule warning reports empty rules without
  %empty.  On the following grammar:

    s: a b c;
    a: ;
    b: %empty;
    c: 'a' %empty;

  bison reports:

    3.4-5: warning: empty rule without %empty [-Wempty-rule]
     a: {}
    5.8-13: error: %empty on non-empty rule
     c: 'a' %empty {};

** Java skeleton improvements

  The constants for token names were moved to the Lexer interface.  Also, it
  is possible to add code to the parser's constructors using "%code init"
  and "%define init_throws".
  Contributed by Paolo Bonzini.

  The Java skeleton now supports push parsing.
  Contributed by Dennis Heimbigner.

** C++ skeletons improvements

*** The parser header is no longer mandatory (,

  Using %defines is now optional.  Without it, the needed support classes
  are defined in the generated parser, instead of additional files (such as
  location.hh, position.hh and stack.hh).

*** Locations are no longer mandatory (,

  Both and no longer require %location.

*** syntax_error exception (

  The C++ parser features a syntax_error exception, which can be
  thrown from the scanner or from user rules to raise syntax errors.
  This facilitates reporting errors caught in sub-functions (e.g.,
  rejecting too large integral literals from a conversion function
  used by the scanner, or rejecting invalid combinations from a
  factory invoked by the user actions).

*** %define api.value.type variant

  This is based on a submission from Michiel De Wilde.  With help
  from Théophile Ranquet.

  In this mode, complex C++ objects can be used as semantic values.  For

    %token <::std::string> TEXT;
    %token <int> NUMBER;
    %token SEMICOLON ";"
    %type <::std::string> item;
    %type <::std::list<std::string>> list;
      list  { std::cout << $1 << std::endl; }

      %empty        { /* Generates an empty string list. */ }
    | list item ";" { std::swap ($$, $1); $$.push_back ($2); }

      TEXT    { std::swap ($$, $1); }
    | NUMBER  { $$ = string_cast ($1); }

*** %define api.token.constructor

  When variants are enabled, Bison can generate functions to build the
  tokens.  This guarantees that the token type (e.g., NUMBER) is consistent
  with the semantic value (e.g., int):

    parser::symbol_type yylex ()
      parser::location_type loc = ...;
      return parser::make_TEXT ("Hello, world!", loc);
      return parser::make_NUMBER (42, loc);
      return parser::make_SEMICOLON (loc);

*** C++ locations

  There are operator- and operator-= for 'location'.  Negative line/column
  increments can no longer underflow the resulting value.

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Changes 2.7.1:
* Bug fixes
  * Fix compiler attribute portability (yacc.c)
    With locations enabled, __attribute__ was used unprotected.
  * Fix some compiler warnings (

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Update to 2.7:

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.7 (2012-12-12) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Warnings about uninitialized yylloc in yyparse have been fixed.

  Restored C90 compliance (yet no report was ever made).

** Diagnostics are improved

*** Changes in the format of error messages

  This used to be the format of many error reports:

    input.y:2.7-12: %type redeclaration for exp
    input.y:1.7-12: previous declaration

  It is now:

    input.y:2.7-12: error: %type redeclaration for exp
    input.y:1.7-12:     previous declaration

*** New format for error reports: carets

  Caret errors have been added to Bison:

    input.y:2.7-12: error: %type redeclaration for exp
     %type <sval> exp
    input.y:1.7-12:     previous declaration
     %type <ival> exp


    input.y:3.20-23: error: ambiguous reference: '$exp'
     exp: exp '+' exp { $exp = $1 + $3; };
    input.y:3.1-3:       refers to: $exp at $$
     exp: exp '+' exp { $exp = $1 + $3; };
    input.y:3.6-8:       refers to: $exp at $1
     exp: exp '+' exp { $exp = $1 + $3; };
    input.y:3.14-16:     refers to: $exp at $3
     exp: exp '+' exp { $exp = $1 + $3; };

  The default behaviour for now is still not to display these unless
  explictly asked with -fcaret (or -fall). However, in a later release, it
  will be made the default behavior (but may still be deactivated with

** New value for %define variable: api.pure full

  The %define variable api.pure requests a pure (reentrant) parser. However,
  for historical reasons, using it in a location-tracking Yacc parser
  resulted in a yyerror function that did not take a location as a
  parameter. With this new value, the user may request a better pure parser,
  where yyerror does take a location as a parameter (in location-tracking

  The use of "%define api.pure true" is deprecated in favor of this new
  "%define api.pure full".

** New %define variable: api.location.type (,,

  The %define variable api.location.type defines the name of the type to use
  for locations.  When defined, Bison no longer generates the position.hh
  and location.hh files, nor does the parser will include them: the user is
  then responsible to define her type.

  This can be used in programs with several parsers to factor their location
  and position files: let one of them generate them, and the others just use

  This feature was actually introduced, but not documented, in Bison 2.5,
  under the name "location_type" (which is maintained for backward

  For consistency,'s %define variables location_type and
  position_type are deprecated in favor of api.location.type and

** Exception safety (

  The parse function now catches exceptions, uses the %destructors to
  release memory (the lookahead symbol and the symbols pushed on the stack)
  before re-throwing the exception.

  This feature is somewhat experimental.  User feedback would be

** Graph improvements in DOT and XSLT

  The graphical presentation of the states is more readable: their shape is
  now rectangular, the state number is clearly displayed, and the items are
  numbered and left-justified.

  The reductions are now explicitly represented as transitions to other
  diamond shaped nodes.

  These changes are present in both --graph output and xml2dot.xsl XSLT
  processing, with minor (documented) differences.

** %language is no longer an experimental feature.

  The introduction of this feature, in 2.4, was four years ago. The
  --language option and the %language directive are no longer experimental.

** Documentation

  The sections about shift/reduce and reduce/reduce conflicts resolution
  have been fixed and extended.

  Although introduced more than four years ago, XML and Graphviz reports
  were not properly documented.

  The translation of mid-rule actions is now described.

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Update to 2.6.5:

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.6.5 (2012-11-07) [stable]

  We consider compiler warnings about Bison generated parsers to be bugs.
  Rather than working around them in your own project, please consider
  reporting them to us.

** Bug fixes

  Warnings about uninitialized yylval and/or yylloc for push parsers with a
  pure interface have been fixed for GCC 4.0 up to 4.8, and Clang 2.9 to

  Other issues in the test suite have been addressed.

  Nul characters are correctly displayed in error messages.

  When possible, yylloc is correctly initialized before calling yylex.  It
  is no longer necessary to initialize it in the %initial-action.

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Update to 2.6.4:

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.6.4 (2012-10-23) [stable]

  Bison 2.6.3's --version was incorrect.  This release fixes this issue.

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.6.3 (2012-10-22) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Bugs and portability issues in the test suite have been fixed.

  Some errors in translations have been addressed, and --help now directs
  users to the appropriate place to report them.

  Stray Info files shipped by accident are removed.

  Incorrect definitions of YY_, issued by yacc.c when no parser header is
  generated, are removed.

  All the generated headers are self-contained.

** Header guards (yacc.c, glr.c,

  In order to avoid collisions, the header guards are now
  YY_<PREFIX>_<FILE>_INCLUDED, instead of merely <PREFIX>_<FILE>.
  For instance the header generated from

    %define api.prefix "calc"
    %defines "lib/parse.h"

  will use YY_CALC_LIB_PARSE_H_INCLUDED as guard.

** Fix compiler warnings in the generated parser (yacc.c, glr.c)

  The compilation of pure parsers (%define api.pure) can trigger GCC
  warnings such as:

    input.c: In function 'yyparse':
    input.c:1503:12: warning: 'yylval' may be used uninitialized in this
                              function [-Wmaybe-uninitialized]
       *++yyvsp = yylval;

  This is now fixed; pragmas to avoid these warnings are no longer needed.

  Warnings from clang ("equality comparison with extraneous parentheses" and
  "function declared 'noreturn' should not return") have also been

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Changes 2.6.2:
* Bug fixes
  Buffer overruns, complaints from Flex, and portability issues in the test
  suite have been fixed.
* Spaces in %lex- and %parse-param (,
  Trailing end-of-lines in %parse-param or %lex-param would result in
  invalid C++.  This is fixed.
* Spurious spaces and end-of-lines
  The generated files no longer end (nor start) with empty lines.

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Update to 2.6:

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.6 (2012-07-19) [stable]

** Future Changes

  The next major release of Bison will drop support for the following
  deprecated features.  Please report disagreements to

*** K&C parsers

  Support for generating parsers in K&R C will be removed.  Parsers
  generated for C support ISO C90, and are tested with ISO C99 and ISO C11

*** Features deprecated since Bison 1.875

  The definitions of yystype and yyltype will be removed; use YYSTYPE and

  YYPARSE_PARAM and YYLEX_PARAM, deprecated in favor of %parse-param and
  %lex-param, will no longer be supported.

  Support for the preprocessor symbol YYERROR_VERBOSE will be removed, use

*** The generated header will be included (yacc.c)

  Instead of duplicating the content of the generated header (definition of
  YYSTYPE, yyparse declaration etc.), the generated parser will include it,
  as is already the case for GLR or C++ parsers.  This change is deferred
  because existing versions of ylwrap (e.g., Automake 1.12.1) do not support

** Generated Parser Headers

*** Guards (yacc.c, glr.c,

  The generated headers are now guarded, as is already the case for C++
  parsers (  For instance, with --defines=foo.h:

    #ifndef YY_FOO_H
    # define YY_FOO_H
    #endif /* !YY_FOO_H  */

*** New declarations (yacc.c, glr.c)

  The generated header now declares yydebug and yyparse.  Both honor
  --name-prefix=bar_, and yield

    int bar_parse (void);

  rather than

    #define yyparse bar_parse
    int yyparse (void);

  in order to facilitate the inclusion of several parser headers inside a
  single compilation unit.

*** Exported symbols in C++

  The symbols YYTOKEN_TABLE and YYERROR_VERBOSE, which were defined in the
  header, are removed, as they prevent the possibility of including several
  generated headers from a single compilation unit.


  For the same reasons, the undocumented and unused macro YYLSP_NEEDED is no
  longer defined.

** New %define variable: api.prefix

  Now that the generated headers are more complete and properly protected
  against multiple inclusions, constant names, such as YYSTYPE are a
  problem.  While yyparse and others are properly renamed by %name-prefix,
  YYSTYPE, YYDEBUG and others have never been affected by it.  Because it
  would introduce backward compatibility issues in projects not expecting
  YYSTYPE to be renamed, instead of changing the behavior of %name-prefix,
  it is deprecated in favor of a new %define variable: api.prefix.

  The following examples compares both:

    %name-prefix "bar_"               | %define api.prefix "bar_"
    %token <ival> FOO                   %token <ival> FOO
    %union { int ival; }                %union { int ival; }
    %%                                  %%
    exp: 'a';                           exp: 'a';

  bison generates:

    #ifndef BAR_FOO_H                   #ifndef BAR_FOO_H
    # define BAR_FOO_H                  # define BAR_FOO_H

    /* Enabling traces.  */             /* Enabling traces.  */
    # ifndef YYDEBUG                  | # ifndef BAR_DEBUG
                                      > #  if defined YYDEBUG
                                      > #   if YYDEBUG
                                      > #    define BAR_DEBUG 1
                                      > #   else
                                      > #    define BAR_DEBUG 0
                                      > #   endif
                                      > #  else
    #  define YYDEBUG 0               | #   define BAR_DEBUG 0
                                      > #  endif
    # endif                           | # endif

    # if YYDEBUG                      | # if BAR_DEBUG
    extern int bar_debug;               extern int bar_debug;
    # endif                             # endif

    /* Tokens.  */                      /* Tokens.  */
    # ifndef YYTOKENTYPE              | # ifndef BAR_TOKENTYPE
    #  define YYTOKENTYPE             | #  define BAR_TOKENTYPE
       enum yytokentype {             |    enum bar_tokentype {
         FOO = 258                           FOO = 258
       };                                  };
    # endif                             # endif

    #if ! defined YYSTYPE \           | #if ! defined BAR_STYPE \
     && ! defined YYSTYPE_IS_DECLARED |  && ! defined BAR_STYPE_IS_DECLARED
    typedef union YYSTYPE             | typedef union BAR_STYPE
    {                                   {
     int ival;                           int ival;
    } YYSTYPE;                        | } BAR_STYPE;
    # define YYSTYPE_IS_DECLARED 1    | # define BAR_STYPE_IS_DECLARED 1
    #endif                              #endif

    extern YYSTYPE bar_lval;          | extern BAR_STYPE bar_lval;

    int bar_parse (void);               int bar_parse (void);

    #endif /* !BAR_FOO_H  */            #endif /* !BAR_FOO_H  */

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Update to 2.5.1:

* Noteworthy changes in release 2.5.1 (2012-06-05) [stable]

** Future changes:

  The next major release will drop support for generating parsers in K&R C.

** yacc.c: YYBACKUP works as expected.

** glr.c improvements:

*** Location support is eliminated when not requested:

  GLR parsers used to include location-related code even when locations were
  not requested, and therefore not even usable.

*** __attribute__ is preserved:

  __attribute__ is no longer disabled when __STRICT_ANSI__ is defined (i.e.,
  when -std is passed to GCC).

** several fixes:

  The Java parser no longer throws ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException if the
  first token leads to a syntax error.  Some minor clean ups.

** Changes for C++:

*** C++11 compatibility:

  C and C++ parsers use "nullptr" instead of "0" when __cplusplus is 201103L
  or higher.

*** Header guards

  The header files such as "parser.hh", "location.hh", etc. used a constant
  name for preprocessor guards, for instance:

  #endif // !BISON_LOCATION_HH

  The inclusion guard is now computed from "PREFIX/FILE-NAME", where lower
  case characters are converted to upper case, and series of
  non-alphanumerical characters are converted to an underscore.

  With "bison -o lang++/", "location.hh" would now include:

  #endif // !YY_LANG_LOCATION_HH

*** C++ locations:

  The position and location constructors (and their initialize methods)
  accept new arguments for line and column.  Several issues in the
  documentation were fixed.

** liby is no longer asking for "rpl_fprintf" on some platforms.

** Changes in the manual:

*** %printer is documented

  The "%printer" directive, supported since at least Bison 1.50, is finally
  documented.  The "mfcalc" example is extended to demonstrate it.

  For consistency with the C skeletons, the C++ parsers now also support
  "yyoutput" (as an alias to "debug_stream ()").

*** Several improvements have been made:

  The layout for grammar excerpts was changed to a more compact scheme.
  Named references are motivated.  The description of the automaton
  description file (*.output) is updated to the current format.  Incorrect
  index entries were fixed.  Some other errors were fixed.

** Building bison:

*** Conflicting prototypes with recent/modified Flex.

  Fixed build problems with the current, unreleased, version of Flex, and
  some modified versions of 2.5.35, which have modified function prototypes.

*** Warnings during the build procedure have been eliminated.

*** Several portability problems in the test suite have been fixed:

  This includes warnings with some compilers, unexpected behavior of tools
  such as diff, warning messages from the test suite itself, etc.

*** The install-pdf target work properly:

  Running "make install-pdf" (or -dvi, -html, -info, and -ps) no longer
  halts in the middle of its course.

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corrected patch-lib_isnan.c to correctly terminate with a '\' the line within
a multi-line statement. Gcc does not seem to care about this, however for Sun
cc the missing '\' broke things.

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Fix definition of NaN on VAX.

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Do not install yacc.1. Addresses PR 45161 by Thomas Cort.
Add comment to patch-aa while here.

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Update to 2.5:

* Changes in version 2.5 (2011-05-14):

** Grammar symbol names can now contain non-initial dashes:

  Consistently with directives (such as %error-verbose) and with
  %define variables (e.g. push-pull), grammar symbol names may contain
  dashes in any position except the beginning.  This is a GNU
  extension over POSIX Yacc.  Thus, use of this extension is reported
  by -Wyacc and rejected in Yacc mode (--yacc).

** Named references:

  Historically, Yacc and Bison have supported positional references
  ($n, $$) to allow access to symbol values from inside of semantic
  actions code.

  Starting from this version, Bison can also accept named references.
  When no ambiguity is possible, original symbol names may be used
  as named references:

    if_stmt : "if" cond_expr "then" then_stmt ';'
    { $if_stmt = mk_if_stmt($cond_expr, $then_stmt); }

  In the more common case, explicit names may be declared:

    stmt[res] : "if" expr[cond] "then" stmt[then] "else" stmt[else] ';'
    { $res = mk_if_stmt($cond, $then, $else); }

  Location information is also accessible using @name syntax.  When
  accessing symbol names containing dots or dashes, explicit bracketing
  ($[sym.1]) must be used.

  These features are experimental in this version.  More user feedback
  will help to stabilize them.

** IELR(1) and canonical LR(1):

  IELR(1) is a minimal LR(1) parser table generation algorithm.  That
  is, given any context-free grammar, IELR(1) generates parser tables
  with the full language-recognition power of canonical LR(1) but with
  nearly the same number of parser states as LALR(1).  This reduction
  in parser states is often an order of magnitude.  More importantly,
  because canonical LR(1)'s extra parser states may contain duplicate
  conflicts in the case of non-LR(1) grammars, the number of conflicts
  for IELR(1) is often an order of magnitude less as well.  This can
  significantly reduce the complexity of developing of a grammar.

  Bison can now generate IELR(1) and canonical LR(1) parser tables in
  place of its traditional LALR(1) parser tables, which remain the
  default.  You can specify the type of parser tables in the grammar
  file with these directives:

    %define lr.type lalr
    %define lr.type ielr
    %define lr.type canonical-lr

  The default-reduction optimization in the parser tables can also be
  adjusted using `%define lr.default-reductions'.  For details on both
  of these features, see the new section `Tuning LR' in the Bison

  These features are experimental.  More user feedback will help to
  stabilize them.

** LAC (Lookahead Correction) for syntax error handling:

  Canonical LR, IELR, and LALR can suffer from a couple of problems
  upon encountering a syntax error.  First, the parser might perform
  additional parser stack reductions before discovering the syntax
  error.  Such reductions can perform user semantic actions that are
  unexpected because they are based on an invalid token, and they
  cause error recovery to begin in a different syntactic context than
  the one in which the invalid token was encountered.  Second, when
  verbose error messages are enabled (with %error-verbose or the
  obsolete `#define YYERROR_VERBOSE'), the expected token list in the
  syntax error message can both contain invalid tokens and omit valid

  The culprits for the above problems are %nonassoc, default
  reductions in inconsistent states, and parser state merging.  Thus,
  IELR and LALR suffer the most.  Canonical LR can suffer only if
  %nonassoc is used or if default reductions are enabled for
  inconsistent states.

  LAC is a new mechanism within the parsing algorithm that solves
  these problems for canonical LR, IELR, and LALR without sacrificing
  %nonassoc, default reductions, or state merging.  When LAC is in
  use, canonical LR and IELR behave almost exactly the same for both
  syntactically acceptable and syntactically unacceptable input.
  While LALR still does not support the full language-recognition
  power of canonical LR and IELR, LAC at least enables LALR's syntax
  error handling to correctly reflect LALR's language-recognition

  Currently, LAC is only supported for deterministic parsers in C.
  You can enable LAC with the following directive:

    %define parse.lac full

  See the new section `LAC' in the Bison manual for additional
  details including a few caveats.

  LAC is an experimental feature.  More user feedback will help to
  stabilize it.

** %define improvements:

*** Can now be invoked via the command line:

  Each of these command-line options



  is equivalent to this grammar file declaration

    %define NAME ["VALUE"]

  except that the manner in which Bison processes multiple definitions
  for the same NAME differs.  Most importantly, -F and --force-define
  quietly override %define, but -D and --define do not.  For further
  details, see the section `Bison Options' in the Bison manual.

*** Variables renamed:

  The following %define variables


  have been renamed to


  The old names are now deprecated but will be maintained indefinitely
  for backward compatibility.

*** Values no longer need to be quoted in the grammar file:

  If a %define value is an identifier, it no longer needs to be placed
  within quotations marks.  For example,

    %define api.push-pull "push"

  can be rewritten as

    %define api.push-pull push

*** Unrecognized variables are now errors not warnings.

*** Multiple invocations for any variable is now an error not a warning.

** Unrecognized %code qualifiers are now errors not warnings.

** Character literals not of length one:

  Previously, Bison quietly converted all character literals to length
  one.  For example, without warning, Bison interpreted the operators in
  the following grammar to be the same token:

    exp: exp '++'
       | exp '+' exp

  Bison now warns when a character literal is not of length one.  In
  some future release, Bison will start reporting an error instead.

** Destructor calls fixed for lookaheads altered in semantic actions:

  Previously for deterministic parsers in C, if a user semantic action
  altered yychar, the parser in some cases used the old yychar value to
  determine which destructor to call for the lookahead upon a syntax
  error or upon parser return.  This bug has been fixed.

** C++ parsers use YYRHSLOC:

  Similarly to the C parsers, the C++ parsers now define the YYRHSLOC
  macro and use it in the default YYLLOC_DEFAULT.  You are encouraged
  to use it.  If, for instance, your location structure has `first'
  and `last' members, instead of

      # define YYLLOC_DEFAULT(Current, Rhs, N)                             \
        do                                                                 \
          if (N)                                                           \
            {                                                              \
              (Current).first = (Rhs)[1].location.first;                   \
              (Current).last  = (Rhs)[N].location.last;                    \
            }                                                              \
          else                                                             \
            {                                                              \
              (Current).first = (Current).last = (Rhs)[0].location.last;   \
            }                                                              \
        while (false)


      # define YYLLOC_DEFAULT(Current, Rhs, N)                             \
        do                                                                 \
          if (N)                                                           \
            {                                                              \
              (Current).first = YYRHSLOC (Rhs, 1).first;                   \
              (Current).last  = YYRHSLOC (Rhs, N).last;                    \
            }                                                              \
          else                                                             \
            {                                                              \
              (Current).first = (Current).last = YYRHSLOC (Rhs, 0).last;   \
            }                                                              \
        while (false)


  The default implementation of YYLLOC_DEFAULT used to be issued in
  the header file.  It is now output in the implementation file, after
  the user %code sections so that its #ifndef guard does not try to
  override the user's YYLLOC_DEFAULT if provided.

** YYFAIL now produces warnings and Java parsers no longer implement it:

  YYFAIL has existed for many years as an undocumented feature of
  deterministic parsers in C generated by Bison.  More recently, it was
  a documented feature of Bison's experimental Java parsers.  As
  promised in Bison 2.4.2's NEWS entry, any appearance of YYFAIL in a
  semantic action now produces a deprecation warning, and Java parsers
  no longer implement YYFAIL at all.  For further details, including a
  discussion of how to suppress C preprocessor warnings about YYFAIL
  being unused, see the Bison 2.4.2 NEWS entry.

** Temporary hack for adding a semicolon to the user action:

  Previously, Bison appended a semicolon to every user action for
  reductions when the output language defaulted to C (specifically, when
  neither %yacc, %language, %skeleton, or equivalent command-line
  options were specified).  This allowed actions such as

    exp: exp "+" exp { $$ = $1 + $3 };

  instead of

    exp: exp "+" exp { $$ = $1 + $3; };

  As a first step in removing this misfeature, Bison now issues a
  warning when it appends a semicolon.  Moreover, in cases where Bison
  cannot easily determine whether a semicolon is needed (for example, an
  action ending with a cpp directive or a braced compound initializer),
  it no longer appends one.  Thus, the C compiler might now complain
  about a missing semicolon where it did not before.  Future releases of
  Bison will cease to append semicolons entirely.

** Verbose syntax error message fixes:

  When %error-verbose or the obsolete `#define YYERROR_VERBOSE' is
  specified, syntax error messages produced by the generated parser
  include the unexpected token as well as a list of expected tokens.
  The effect of %nonassoc on these verbose messages has been corrected
  in two ways, but a more complete fix requires LAC, described above:

*** When %nonassoc is used, there can exist parser states that accept no
    tokens, and so the parser does not always require a lookahead token
    in order to detect a syntax error.  Because no unexpected token or
    expected tokens can then be reported, the verbose syntax error
    message described above is suppressed, and the parser instead
    reports the simpler message, `syntax error'.  Previously, this
    suppression was sometimes erroneously triggered by %nonassoc when a
    lookahead was actually required.  Now verbose messages are
    suppressed only when all previous lookaheads have already been
    shifted or discarded.

*** Previously, the list of expected tokens erroneously included tokens
    that would actually induce a syntax error because conflicts for them
    were resolved with %nonassoc in the current parser state.  Such
    tokens are now properly omitted from the list.

*** Expected token lists are still often wrong due to state merging
    (from LALR or IELR) and default reductions, which can both add
    invalid tokens and subtract valid tokens.  Canonical LR almost
    completely fixes this problem by eliminating state merging and
    default reductions.  However, there is one minor problem left even
    when using canonical LR and even after the fixes above.  That is,
    if the resolution of a conflict with %nonassoc appears in a later
    parser state than the one at which some syntax error is
    discovered, the conflicted token is still erroneously included in
    the expected token list.  Bison's new LAC implementation,
    described above, eliminates this problem and the need for
    canonical LR.  However, LAC is still experimental and is disabled
    by default.

** Java skeleton fixes:

*** A location handling bug has been fixed.

*** The top element of each of the value stack and location stack is now
    cleared when popped so that it can be garbage collected.

*** Parser traces now print the top element of the stack.

** -W/--warnings fixes:

*** Bison now properly recognizes the `no-' versions of categories:

  For example, given the following command line, Bison now enables all
  warnings except warnings for incompatibilities with POSIX Yacc:

    bison -Wall,no-yacc gram.y

*** Bison now treats S/R and R/R conflicts like other warnings:

  Previously, conflict reports were independent of Bison's normal
  warning system.  Now, Bison recognizes the warning categories
  `conflicts-sr' and `conflicts-rr'.  This change has important
  consequences for the -W and --warnings command-line options.  For

    bison -Wno-conflicts-sr gram.y  # S/R conflicts not reported
    bison -Wno-conflicts-rr gram.y  # R/R conflicts not reported
    bison -Wnone            gram.y  # no conflicts are reported
    bison -Werror           gram.y  # any conflict is an error

  However, as before, if the %expect or %expect-rr directive is
  specified, an unexpected number of conflicts is an error, and an
  expected number of conflicts is not reported, so -W and --warning
  then have no effect on the conflict report.

*** The `none' category no longer disables a preceding `error':

  For example, for the following command line, Bison now reports
  errors instead of warnings for incompatibilities with POSIX Yacc:

    bison -Werror,none,yacc gram.y

*** The `none' category now disables all Bison warnings:

  Previously, the `none' category disabled only Bison warnings for
  which there existed a specific -W/--warning category.  However,
  given the following command line, Bison is now guaranteed to
  suppress all warnings:

    bison -Wnone gram.y

** Precedence directives can now assign token number 0:

  Since Bison 2.3b, which restored the ability of precedence
  directives to assign token numbers, doing so for token number 0 has
  produced an assertion failure.  For example:

    %left END 0

  This bug has been fixed.

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Update to 2.4.3:

* Changes in version 2.4.3 (2010-08-05):

** Bison now obeys -Werror and --warnings=error for warnings about
   grammar rules that are useless in the parser due to conflicts.

** Problems with spawning M4 on at least FreeBSD 8 and FreeBSD 9 have
   been fixed.

** Failures in the test suite for GCC 4.5 have been fixed.

** Failures in the test suite for some versions of Sun Studio C++ have
   been fixed.

** Contrary to Bison 2.4.2's NEWS entry, it has been decided that
   warnings about undefined %prec identifiers will not be converted to
   errors in Bison 2.5.  They will remain warnings, which should be
   sufficient for POSIX while avoiding backward compatibility issues.

** Minor documentation fixes.

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Fix build under Mac OS X which got broken by yesterday's
DragonFlyBSD's fixes.

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Dragonfly PR pkg/43285
Same issue as PR pkg/43098 for devel/m4

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Update to 2.4.2:

* Changes in version 2.4.2 (2010-03-20):

** Some portability problems that resulted in failures and livelocks
   in the test suite on some versions of at least Solaris, AIX, HP-UX,
   RHEL4, and Tru64 have been addressed.  As a result, fatal Bison
   errors should no longer cause M4 to report a broken pipe on the
   affected platforms.

** `%prec IDENTIFIER' requires IDENTIFIER to be defined separately.

  POSIX specifies that an error be reported for any identifier that does
  not appear on the LHS of a grammar rule and that is not defined by
  %token, %left, %right, or %nonassoc.  Bison 2.3b and later lost this
  error report for the case when an identifier appears only after a
  %prec directive.  It is now restored.  However, for backward
  compatibility with recent Bison releases, it is only a warning for
  now.  In Bison 2.5 and later, it will return to being an error.

** Detection of GNU M4 1.4.6 or newer during configure is improved.

** Warnings from gcc's -Wundef option about undefined YYENABLE_NLS,
   YYLTYPE_IS_TRIVIAL, and __STRICT_ANSI__ in C/C++ parsers are now

** %code is now a permanent feature.

  A traditional Yacc prologue directive is written in the form:


  To provide a more flexible alternative, Bison 2.3b introduced the
  %code directive with the following forms for C/C++:

    %code          {CODE}
    %code requires {CODE}
    %code provides {CODE}
    %code top      {CODE}

  These forms are now considered permanent features of Bison.  See the
  %code entries in the section "Bison Declaration Summary" in the Bison
  manual for a summary of their functionality.  See the section
  "Prologue Alternatives" for a detailed discussion including the
  advantages of %code over the traditional Yacc prologue directive.

  Bison's Java feature as a whole including its current usage of %code
  is still considered experimental.

** YYFAIL is deprecated and will eventually be removed.

  YYFAIL has existed for many years as an undocumented feature of
  deterministic parsers in C generated by Bison.  Previously, it was
  documented for Bison's experimental Java parsers.  YYFAIL is no longer
  documented for Java parsers and is formally deprecated in both cases.
  Users are strongly encouraged to migrate to YYERROR, which is
  specified by POSIX.

  Like YYERROR, you can invoke YYFAIL from a semantic action in order to
  induce a syntax error.  The most obvious difference from YYERROR is
  that YYFAIL will automatically invoke yyerror to report the syntax
  error so that you don't have to.  However, there are several other
  subtle differences between YYERROR and YYFAIL, and YYFAIL suffers from
  inherent flaws when %error-verbose or `#define YYERROR_VERBOSE' is
  used.  For a more detailed discussion, see:

  The upcoming Bison 2.5 will remove YYFAIL from Java parsers, but
  deterministic parsers in C will continue to implement it.  However,
  because YYFAIL is already flawed, it seems futile to try to make new
  Bison features compatible with it.  Thus, during parser generation,
  Bison 2.5 will produce a warning whenever it discovers YYFAIL in a
  rule action.  In a later release, YYFAIL will be disabled for
  %error-verbose and `#define YYERROR_VERBOSE'.  Eventually, YYFAIL will
  be removed altogether.

  There exists at least one case where Bison 2.5's YYFAIL warning will
  be a false positive.  Some projects add phony uses of YYFAIL and other
  Bison-defined macros for the sole purpose of suppressing C
  preprocessor warnings (from GCC cpp's -Wunused-macros, for example).
  To avoid Bison's future warning, such YYFAIL uses can be moved to the
  epilogue (that is, after the second `%%') in the Bison input file.  In
  this release (2.4.2), Bison already generates its own code to suppress
  C preprocessor warnings for YYFAIL, so projects can remove their own
  phony uses of YYFAIL if compatibility with Bison releases prior to
  2.4.2 is not necessary.

** Internationalization.

  Fix a regression introduced in Bison 2.4: Under some circumstances,
  message translations were not installed although supported by the
  host system.

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Update to 2.4.1:

* Changes in version 2.4.1 (2008-12-11):

** In the GLR defines file, unexpanded M4 macros in the yylval and yylloc
   declarations have been fixed.

** Temporary hack for adding a semicolon to the user action.

  Bison used to prepend a trailing semicolon at the end of the user
  action for reductions.  This allowed actions such as

    exp: exp "+" exp { $$ = $1 + $3 };

  instead of

    exp: exp "+" exp { $$ = $1 + $3; };

  Some grammars still depend on this `feature'.  Bison 2.4.1 restores
  the previous behavior in the case of C output (specifically, when
  neither %language or %skeleton or equivalent command-line options
  are used) to leave more time for grammars depending on the old
  behavior to be adjusted.  Future releases of Bison will disable this

** A few minor improvements to the Bison manual.

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Update to 2.4:

Changes in version 2.4 (2008-11-02):

* %language is an experimental feature.

  We first introduced this feature in test release 2.3b as a cleaner
  alternative to %skeleton.  Since then, we have discussed the possibility of
  modifying its effect on Bison's output file names.  Thus, in this release,
  we consider %language to be an experimental feature that will likely evolve
  in future releases.

* Forward compatibility with GNU M4 has been improved.

* Several bugs in the C++ skeleton and the experimental Java skeleton have been

Changes in version 2.3b (2008-05-27):

* The quotes around NAME that used to be required in the following directive
  are now deprecated:

    %define NAME "VALUE"

* The directive `%pure-parser' is now deprecated in favor of:

    %define api.pure

  which has the same effect except that Bison is more careful to warn about
  unreasonable usage in the latter case.

* Push Parsing

  Bison can now generate an LALR(1) parser in C with a push interface.  That
  is, instead of invoking `yyparse', which pulls tokens from `yylex', you can
  push one token at a time to the parser using `yypush_parse', which will
  return to the caller after processing each token.  By default, the push
  interface is disabled.  Either of the following directives will enable it:

    %define api.push_pull "push" // Just push; does not require yylex.
    %define api.push_pull "both" // Push and pull; requires yylex.

  See the new section `A Push Parser' in the Bison manual for details.

  The current push parsing interface is experimental and may evolve.  More user
  feedback will help to stabilize it.

* The -g and --graph options now output graphs in Graphviz DOT format,
  not VCG format.  Like --graph, -g now also takes an optional FILE argument
  and thus cannot be bundled with other short options.

* Java

  Bison can now generate an LALR(1) parser in Java.  The skeleton is
  `data/'.  Consider using the new %language directive instead of
  %skeleton to select it.

  See the new section `Java Parsers' in the Bison manual for details.

  The current Java interface is experimental and may evolve.  More user
  feedback will help to stabilize it.

* %language

  This new directive specifies the programming language of the generated
  parser, which can be C (the default), C++, or Java.  Besides the skeleton
  that Bison uses, the directive affects the names of the generated files if
  the grammar file's name ends in ".y".

* XML Automaton Report

  Bison can now generate an XML report of the LALR(1) automaton using the new
  `--xml' option.  The current XML schema is experimental and may evolve.  More
  user feedback will help to stabilize it.

* The grammar file may now specify the name of the parser header file using
  %defines.  For example:

    %defines "parser.h"

* When reporting useless rules, useless nonterminals, and unused terminals,
  Bison now employs the terms "useless in grammar" instead of "useless",
  "useless in parser" instead of "never reduced", and "unused in grammar"
  instead of "unused".

* Unreachable State Removal

  Previously, Bison sometimes generated parser tables containing unreachable
  states.  A state can become unreachable during conflict resolution if Bison
  disables a shift action leading to it from a predecessor state.  Bison now:

    1. Removes unreachable states.

    2. Does not report any conflicts that appeared in unreachable states.
       WARNING: As a result, you may need to update %expect and %expect-rr
       directives in existing grammar files.

    3. For any rule used only in such states, Bison now reports the rule as
       "useless in parser due to conflicts".

  This feature can be disabled with the following directive:

    %define lr.keep_unreachable_states

  See the %define entry in the `Bison Declaration Summary' in the Bison manual
  for further discussion.

* Lookahead Set Correction in the `.output' Report

  When instructed to generate a `.output' file including lookahead sets
  (using `--report=lookahead', for example), Bison now prints each reduction's
  lookahead set only next to the associated state's one item that (1) is
  associated with the same rule as the reduction and (2) has its dot at the end
  of its RHS.  Previously, Bison also erroneously printed the lookahead set
  next to all of the state's other items associated with the same rule.  This
  bug affected only the `.output' file and not the generated parser source

* --report-file=FILE is a new option to override the default `.output' file

* The `=' that used to be required in the following directives is now

    %file-prefix "parser"
    %name-prefix "c_"
    %output "parser.c"

* An Alternative to `%{...%}' -- `%code QUALIFIER {CODE}'

  Bison 2.3a provided a new set of directives as a more flexible alternative to
  the traditional Yacc prologue blocks.  Those have now been consolidated into
  a single %code directive with an optional qualifier field, which identifies
  the purpose of the code and thus the location(s) where Bison should generate

    1. `%code          {CODE}' replaces `%after-header  {CODE}'
    2. `%code requires {CODE}' replaces `%start-header  {CODE}'
    3. `%code provides {CODE}' replaces `%end-header    {CODE}'
    4. `%code top      {CODE}' replaces `%before-header {CODE}'

  See the %code entries in section `Bison Declaration Summary' in the Bison
  manual for a summary of the new functionality.  See the new section `Prologue
  Alternatives' for a detailed discussion including the advantages of %code
  over the traditional Yacc prologues.

  The prologue alternatives are experimental.  More user feedback will help to
  determine whether they should become permanent features.

* Revised warning: unset or unused mid-rule values

  Since Bison 2.2, Bison has warned about mid-rule values that are set but not
  used within any of the actions of the parent rule.  For example, Bison warns
  about unused $2 in:

    exp: '1' { $$ = 1; } '+' exp { $$ = $1 + $4; };

  Now, Bison also warns about mid-rule values that are used but not set.  For
  example, Bison warns about unset $$ in the mid-rule action in:

    exp: '1' { $1 = 1; } '+' exp { $$ = $2 + $4; };

  However, Bison now disables both of these warnings by default since they
  sometimes prove to be false alarms in existing grammars employing the Yacc
  constructs $0 or $-N (where N is some positive integer).

  To enable these warnings, specify the option `--warnings=midrule-values' or
  `-W', which is a synonym for `--warnings=all'.

* Default %destructor or %printer with `<*>' or `<>'

  Bison now recognizes two separate kinds of default %destructor's and

    1. Place `<*>' in a %destructor/%printer symbol list to define a default
       %destructor/%printer for all grammar symbols for which you have formally
       declared semantic type tags.

    2. Place `<>' in a %destructor/%printer symbol list to define a default
       %destructor/%printer for all grammar symbols without declared semantic
       type tags.

  Bison no longer supports the `%symbol-default' notation from Bison 2.3a.
  `<*>' and `<>' combined achieve the same effect with one exception: Bison no
  longer applies any %destructor to a mid-rule value if that mid-rule value is
  not actually ever referenced using either $$ or $n in a semantic action.

  The default %destructor's and %printer's are experimental.  More user
  feedback will help to determine whether they should become permanent

  See the section `Freeing Discarded Symbols' in the Bison manual for further

* %left, %right, and %nonassoc can now declare token numbers.  This is required
  by POSIX.  However, see the end of section `Operator Precedence' in the Bison
  manual for a caveat concerning the treatment of literal strings.

* The nonfunctional --no-parser, -n, and %no-parser options have been
  completely removed from Bison.

Changes in version 2.3a, 2006-09-13:

* Instead of %union, you can define and use your own union type
  YYSTYPE if your grammar contains at least one <type> tag.
  Your YYSTYPE need not be a macro; it can be a typedef.
  This change is for compatibility with other Yacc implementations,
  and is required by POSIX.

* Locations columns and lines start at 1.
  In accordance with the GNU Coding Standards and Emacs.

* You may now declare per-type and default %destructor's and %printer's:

  For example:

    %union { char *string; }
    %token <string> STRING1
    %token <string> STRING2
    %type  <string> string1
    %type  <string> string2
    %union { char character; }
    %token <character> CHR
    %type  <character> chr
    %destructor { free ($$); } %symbol-default
    %destructor { free ($$); printf ("%d", @$.first_line); } STRING1 string1
    %destructor { } <character>

  guarantees that, when the parser discards any user-defined symbol that has a
  semantic type tag other than `<character>', it passes its semantic value to
  `free'.  However, when the parser discards a `STRING1' or a `string1', it
  also prints its line number to `stdout'.  It performs only the second
  `%destructor' in this case, so it invokes `free' only once.

  [Although we failed to mention this here in the 2.3a release, the default
  %destructor's and %printer's were experimental, and they were rewritten in
  future versions.]

* Except for LALR(1) parsers in C with POSIX Yacc emulation enabled (with `-y',
  `--yacc', or `%yacc'), Bison no longer generates #define statements for
  associating token numbers with token names.  Removing the #define statements
  helps to sanitize the global namespace during preprocessing, but POSIX Yacc
  requires them.  Bison still generates an enum for token names in all cases.

* Handling of traditional Yacc prologue blocks is now more consistent but
  potentially incompatible with previous releases of Bison.

  As before, you declare prologue blocks in your grammar file with the
  `%{ ... %}' syntax.  To generate the pre-prologue, Bison concatenates all
  prologue blocks that you've declared before the first %union.  To generate
  the post-prologue, Bison concatenates all prologue blocks that you've
  declared after the first %union.

  Previous releases of Bison inserted the pre-prologue into both the header
  file and the code file in all cases except for LALR(1) parsers in C.  In the
  latter case, Bison inserted it only into the code file.  For parsers in C++,
  the point of insertion was before any token definitions (which associate
  token numbers with names).  For parsers in C, the point of insertion was
  after the token definitions.

  Now, Bison never inserts the pre-prologue into the header file.  In the code
  file, it always inserts it before the token definitions.

* Bison now provides a more flexible alternative to the traditional Yacc
  prologue blocks: %before-header, %start-header, %end-header, and

  For example, the following declaration order in the grammar file reflects the
  order in which Bison will output these code blocks.  However, you are free to
  declare these code blocks in your grammar file in whatever order is most
  convenient for you:

    %before-header {
      /* Bison treats this block like a pre-prologue block: it inserts it into
       * the code file before the contents of the header file.  It does *not*
       * insert it into the header file.  This is a good place to put
       * #include's that you want at the top of your code file.  A common
       * example is `#include "system.h"'.  */
    %start-header {
      /* Bison inserts this block into both the header file and the code file.
       * In both files, the point of insertion is before any Bison-generated
       * token, semantic type, location type, and class definitions.  This is a
       * good place to define %union dependencies, for example.  */
    %union {
      /* Unlike the traditional Yacc prologue blocks, the output order for the
       * new %*-header blocks is not affected by their declaration position
       * relative to any %union in the grammar file.  */
    %end-header {
      /* Bison inserts this block into both the header file and the code file.
       * In both files, the point of insertion is after the Bison-generated
       * definitions.  This is a good place to declare or define public
       * functions or data structures that depend on the Bison-generated
       * definitions.  */
    %after-header {
      /* Bison treats this block like a post-prologue block: it inserts it into
       * the code file after the contents of the header file.  It does *not*
       * insert it into the header file.  This is a good place to declare or
       * define internal functions or data structures that depend on the
       * Bison-generated definitions.  */

  If you have multiple occurrences of any one of the above declarations, Bison
  will concatenate the contents in declaration order.

  [Although we failed to mention this here in the 2.3a release, the prologue
  alternatives were experimental, and they were rewritten in future versions.]

* The option `--report=look-ahead' has been changed to `--report=lookahead'.
  The old spelling still works, but is not documented and may be removed
  in a future release.

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Update to 2.3:

Changes in version 2.3, 2006-06-05:

* GLR grammars should now use `YYRECOVERING ()' instead of `YYRECOVERING',
  for compatibility with LALR(1) grammars.

* It is now documented that any definition of YYSTYPE or YYLTYPE should
  be to a type name that does not contain parentheses or brackets.

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Update to 2.2:

* The distribution terms for all Bison-generated parsers now permit
  using the parsers in nonfree programs.  Previously, this permission
  was granted only for Bison-generated LALR(1) parsers in C.

* %name-prefix changes the namespace name in C++ outputs.

* The C++ parsers export their token_type.

* Bison now allows multiple %union declarations, and concatenates
  their contents together.

* New warning: unused values
  Right-hand side symbols whose values are not used are reported,
  if the symbols have destructors.  For instance:

     exp: exp "?" exp ":" exp { $1 ? $1 : $3; }
	| exp "+" exp

  will trigger a warning about $$ and $5 in the first rule, and $3 in
  the second ($1 is copied to $$ by the default rule).  This example
  most likely contains three errors, and could be rewritten as:

     exp: exp "?" exp ":" exp
	    { $$ = $1 ? $3 : $5; free ($1 ? $5 : $3); free ($1); }
	| exp "+" exp
	    { $$ = $1 ? $1 : $3; if ($1) free ($3); }

  However, if the original actions were really intended, memory leaks
  and all, the warnings can be suppressed by letting Bison believe the
  values are used, e.g.:

     exp: exp "?" exp ":" exp { $1 ? $1 : $3; (void) ($$, $5); }
	| exp "+" exp         { $$ = $1; (void) $3; }

  If there are mid-rule actions, the warning is issued if no action
  uses it.  The following triggers no warning: $1 and $3 are used.

     exp: exp { push ($1); } '+' exp { push ($3); sum (); };

  The warning is intended to help catching lost values and memory leaks.
  If a value is ignored, its associated memory typically is not reclaimed.

* %destructor vs. YYABORT, YYACCEPT, and YYERROR.
  Destructors are now called when user code invokes YYABORT, YYACCEPT,
  and YYERROR, for all objects on the stack, other than objects
  corresponding to the right-hand side of the current rule.

* %expect, %expect-rr
  Incorrect numbers of expected conflicts are now actual errors,
  instead of warnings.

* GLR, YACC parsers.
  The %parse-params are available in the destructors (and the
  experimental printers) as per the documentation.

* Bison now warns if it finds a stray `$' or `@' in an action.

* %require "VERSION"
  This specifies that the grammar file depends on features implemented
  in Bison version VERSION or higher.

* The token and value types are now class members.
  The tokens were defined as free form enums and cpp macros.  YYSTYPE
  was defined as a free form union.  They are now class members:
  tokens are enumerations of the `yy::parser::token' struct, and the
  semantic values have the `yy::parser::semantic_type' type.

  If you do not want or can update to this scheme, the directive
  `%define "global_tokens_and_yystype" "1"' triggers the global
  definition of tokens and YYSTYPE.  This change is suitable both
  for previous releases of Bison, and this one.

  If you wish to update, then make sure older version of Bison will
  fail using `%require "2.2"'.

* DJGPP support added.

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Update to 2.1:

Changes in version 2.1, 2005-09-16:

* Bison-generated parsers now support the translation of diagnostics like
  "syntax error" into languages other than English.  The default
  language is still English.  For details, please see the new
  Internationalization section of the Bison manual.  Software
  distributors should also see the new PACKAGING file.  Thanks to
  Bruno Haible for this new feature.

* Wording in the Bison-generated parsers has been changed slightly to
  simplify translation.  In particular, the message "memory exhausted"
  has replaced "parser stack overflow", as the old message was not
  always accurate for modern Bison-generated parsers.

* Destructors are now called when the parser aborts, for all symbols left
  behind on the stack.  Also, the start symbol is now destroyed after a
  successful parse.  In both cases, the behavior was formerly inconsistent.

* When generating verbose diagnostics, Bison-generated parsers no longer
  quote the literal strings associated with tokens.  For example, for
  a syntax error associated with '%token NUM "number"' they might
  print 'syntax error, unexpected number' instead of 'syntax error,
  unexpected "number"'.

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Add RMD160 digests.

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Update to 2.0:

Changes in version 2.0, 2004-12-25:

* Possibly-incompatible changes

  - Bison-generated parsers no longer default to using the alloca function
    (when available) to extend the parser stack, due to widespread
    problems in unchecked stack-overflow detection.  You can "#define
    YYSTACK_USE_ALLOCA 1" to require the use of alloca, but please read
    the manual to determine safe values for YYMAXDEPTH in that case.

  - Error token location.
    During error recovery, the location of the syntax error is updated
    to cover the whole sequence covered by the error token: it includes
    the shifted symbols thrown away during the first part of the error
    recovery, and the lookahead rejected during the second part.

  - Semicolon changes:
    . Stray semicolons are no longer allowed at the start of a grammar.
    . Semicolons are now required after in-grammar declarations.

  - Unescaped newlines are no longer allowed in character constants or
    string literals.  They were never portable, and GCC 3.4.0 has
    dropped support for them.  Better diagnostics are now generated if
    forget a closing quote.

  - NUL bytes are no longer allowed in Bison string literals, unfortunately.

* New features

  - GLR grammars now support locations.

  - New directive: %initial-action.
    This directive allows the user to run arbitrary code (including
    initializing @$) from yyparse before parsing starts.

  - A new directive "%expect-rr N" specifies the expected number of
    reduce/reduce conflicts in GLR parsers.

  - %token numbers can now be hexadecimal integers, e.g., `%token FOO 0x12d'.
    This is a GNU extension.

  - The option `--report=lookahead' was changed to `--report=look-ahead'.
    The old spelling still works, but is not documented and will be

  - Experimental %destructor support has been added to

  - New configure option --disable-yacc, to disable installation of the
    yacc command and -ly library introduced in 1.875 for POSIX conformance.

* Bug fixes

  - For now, %expect-count violations are now just warnings, not errors.
    This is for compatibility with Bison 1.75 and earlier (when there are
    reduce/reduce conflicts) and with Bison 1.30 and earlier (when there
    are too many or too few shift/reduce conflicts).  However, in future
    versions of Bison we plan to improve the %expect machinery so that
    these violations will become errors again.

  - Within Bison itself, numbers (e.g., goto numbers) are no longer
    arbitrarily limited to 16-bit counts.

  - Semicolons are now allowed before "|" in grammar rules, as POSIX requires.

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Append ";" after attribute. From bison CVS repository.
This appears to fix a problem when building print/lilypond.


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Update of devel/bison to version 1.875.

Differences to the plain GNU version in the packages collection:
* We do not install the shell wrapper "yacc" (it is supplied because
POSIX requires it and we already have a yacc command).

Changes since 1.75:
* Numerous bug fixes and improvements including:
   + Compatibility (with 1.35 and Solaris yacc) changes;
   + Fixes for GCC 3.2.1;
   + Use Yacc style of conflict reports;
   + Fix bug where error locations were not being recorded correctly;
   + Fix bad interaction with flex 2.5.23.

Please see the ChangeLog file supplied with the bison source code
for more details.

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Upgrade of devel/bison to 1.75.

Changes since 1.35 (too many to mention here, please see the
ChangeLog in the bison source distribution):
* GNU m4 is now required.
* Various bug fixes.
* intl source removed.

NetBSD pkgsrc changes:
* Change of maintainer thorpej->cjep.

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Update to 1.35:
* C Skeleton
  Some projects use Bison's C parser with C++ compilers, and define
  YYSTYPE as a class.  The recent adjustment of C parsers for data
  alignment and 64 bit architectures made this impossible.

  Because for the time being no real solution for C++ parser
  generation exists, kludges were implemented in the parser to
  maintain this use.  In the future, when Bison has C++ parsers, this
  kludge will be disabled.

  This kludge also addresses some C++ problems when the stack was

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Use smaller ".tar.bz2" source archive.

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Update to 1.34.  Changes since 1.32:
* File name clashes are detected
  $ bison foo.y -d -o foo.x
  fatal error: header and parser would be both named `foo.x'

* A missing `;' ending a rule triggers a warning
  In accordance with POSIX, and in agreement with other
  Yacc implementations, Bison will mandate this semicolon in a near
  future.  This eases the implementation of a Bison parser of Bison
  grammars by making this grammar LALR(1) instead of LR(2).  To
  facilitate the transition, this release introduces a warning.

* Revert the C++ namespace changes introduced in 1.31, as they caused too
  many portability hassles.

* Fix test suite portability problems.

* Fix C++ issues
  Groff could not be compiled for the definition of size_t was lacking
  under some conditions.

* Catch invalid @n
  As is done with $n.

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Make sure that locale files go into the correct directory under Solaris.

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Remove sha1 for patch-ae, which doesn't exist.

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Update to bison 1.32

* Fix Yacc output file names
* Portability fixes
* Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Russian translation
* Many Bug Fixes
* Use of alloca in parsers
* When the generated parser lacks debugging code, YYDEBUG is now 0
  (as POSIX requires) instead of being undefined.
* User Actions
  Bison has always permitted actions such as { $$ = $1 }: it adds the
  ending semicolon.  Now if in Yacc compatibility mode, the semicolon
  is no longer output: one has to write { $$ = $1; }.
* Better C++ compliance
  The output parsers try to respect C++ namespaces.
* Reduced Grammars
  Fixed bugs when reporting useless nonterminals.
* 64 bit hosts
  The parsers work properly on 64 bit hosts.
* Error messages
  Some calls to strerror resulted in scrambled or missing error messages.
* The verbose report includes the rule line numbers.
* Rule line numbers are fixed in traces.
* Parse errors
  Verbose parse error messages from the parsers are better looking.
* Fixed parser memory leaks.
  When the generated parser was using malloc to extend its stacks, the
  previous allocations were not freed.
* Fixed verbose output file.
  Some newlines were missing.
  Some conflicts in state descriptions were missing.
* Fixed conflict report.
  Option -v was needed to get the result.
* Fixed incorrect processing of some invalid input.
* Fixed CPP guards: 9foo.h uses BISON_9FOO_H instead of 9FOO_H.
* %token MY_EOF 0 is supported.
  Before, MY_EOF was silently renumbered as 257.
* doc/refcard.tex is updated.
* %output, %file-prefix, %name-prefix.
* --output
* `--defines' and `--graph' have now an optionnal argument which is the
  output file name. `-d' and `-g' do not change, they do not take any
* Portability fixes.
* The output file does not define const, as this caused problems when used
  with common autoconfiguration schemes.  If you still use ancient compilers
  that lack const, compile with the equivalent of the C compiler option
  `-Dconst='.  autoconf's AC_C_CONST macro provides one way to do this.
* Added `-g' and `--graph'.
* The input and the output files has automatically a similar extension.
* NLS support updated; should hopefully be less troublesome.
* Added the old Bison reference card.
* Added `--locations' and `%locations'.
* Added `-S' and `--skeleton'.
* `%raw', `-r', `--raw' is disabled.
* Special characters are escaped when output.  This solves the problems
  of the #line lines with path names including backslashes.
* New directives.
* @$ Automatic location tracking.

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Don't patch automake source files and remove dependency on automake.

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Add patches to and that mirror patches to and configure.

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Move to sha1 digests, and/or add distfile sizes.

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+ move the distfile digest/checksum value from files/md5 to distinfo
+ move the patch digest/checksum values from files/patch-sum to distinfo

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