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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: derived files in CVS?
Date Wed, 07 May 2003 16:20:01 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On Saturday, May 3, 2003 7:41 PM +0100 Ben Laurie <>
> wrote:
>> Of course it is! Our stance has always been that developers have to have
>> _all_ the tools available.
> IIRC, the issue came up was that different versions of flex/bison
> (whatever) produce very different code (and in some special cases, very
> broken). Therefore, it isn't very reliable.  Since this is mainline code
> (unlike configure which has no direct impact on the resulting binary), I
> believe the intent was to make the output well-known and tested.

I think we can simply tell developers which versions are OK and expect
them to install them, no? I find this a little unbelievable, though...

> I believe PHP jumps through a lot of hoops to verify the output of flex
> and bison and that only helps to a limited degree (they've still been
> burned). Someone more familiar with PHP might be able to shed some
> light.  -- justin

Don't forget we're _not_ talking about the distro here, but I would love
to hear from the PHP folk, indeed.




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