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Bison and Flex in C++

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Bison and Flex in C++

I now understand why the Bison C++ example uses Flex in C stdio mode: because getting it to operate using C++ <iostream> is nigh-on impossible. Header files are reimported a few times and you need to juggle various #defines to produce something that'll work with a C++ stream.

You also have the problem that Flex's notion of namespaces and class prefix names are different to what Bison expects.

Here's one I did earlier. having got this to work (kind of), my plan is to never touch it again:

And the whole lot, if you're interested: example.tar.gz