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Re: flex package POSIX violation

On 31 December 2017 at 16:13, Steven Penny <svnpenn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The POSIX standard, at least since 1997 [1], requires the presence of a
> "lex"
> utility.
> Most systems (including Cygwin) provide a Lex implementation via the "flex"
> package. However with other OS, a "lex -> flex" symlink is provided, whereas
> the
> Cygwin package does not.
> Please resolve this, thanks.

How POSIX compliant is Cygwin supposed to be? I don't think many of
the tools are 100% POSIX compliant but are good enough so does making
the symlink between flex and lex make it more compliant or less so
because the tool doesn't meet 100% compliance?

Stephen J Smoogen.

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