line directives from bison

Chris Faylor
Mon Mar 27 08:56:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, Mar 27, 2000 at 08:51:42AM -0800, Michael O'Brien wrote:
>When using bison, the line directives, which are on by default, from the
>command prompt, the resulting file contains:
>#line 1 "f:\dir\file"
>which is bogus (the \ need to be escaped). So, my options are to either run
>the result through sed replacing '\' with "\\" or not use line directives
>(which make debugging quite a pain)
>I'm using the 20.1 version of cygnus. Anyone know if this bug is going to be
>fixed anytime soon?

Don't use backward slashes in your filenames.  That should eliminate the

As far as whether this will be changed anytime soon, the answer is "Not unless
someone submits a patch."


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