Updated: flex-2.5.39-1

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sun Jul 13 18:56:00 GMT 2014

I've made a new version of flex available for downloading.  This updates
the package to the latest version available from sourceforge.  This update
corrects the missing m4 dependency in the 64-bit version of flex.  Thanks
to Роман Донченко for the heads up about that.

The flex program generates scanners.  Scanners are programs which can
recognize lexical patterns in text.  Flex takes pairs of regular
expressions and C code as input and generates a C source file as output.
The output file is compiled and linked with a library to produce an
executable.  The executable searches through its input for occurrences
of the regular expressions.  When a match is found, it executes the
corresponding C code.  Flex was designed to work with both Yacc and
Bison, and is used by many programs as part of their build process.

Flex is available in tne "Devel" category.

Below are the NEWS entries since the last release of flex.

See the file COPYING for copying conditions.

* flex version  2.5.39

** no user visible changes in this release

* version 2.5.38 released 2014-02-14

** internationalization

*** add sr translation from the translation project

*** update da, es, ko, nl, pt_BR, ro, ru, sv, tr, vi, zh_CN translations from the translation project

*** rename zh_tw to its proper zh_TW name

* version 2.5.37 released 2012-08-03

** Import flex into git. See

** Fix make install target to not fail when the flex++ program is
   already installed

** New translations from the translation project: de, fi, pl, vi

* version 2.5.36 released 2012-07-20

** various portability fixes that quiet compiler warnings on 64-bit

** various manual fixes, including correcting the name of a %option and
   updating some simple examples to use ANSI C syntax

** various bug fixes that prevent certain error conditions from
   persisting when they should not persist

** improvements to the test suite so it behaves better when linking
   compiled files

** new translations from the translation project: ca, da, es, fi, fr,
   ga, ko, pt_br, ro, ru, sv, tr, zh_cn

** the flex distribution is now built with automake 1.10.1 and automake

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