Lex , Yacc Problem

dbansidhar@indiainfo.com (Bansidhar)
14 Sep 2003 17:02:23 -0400

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From: dbansidhar@indiainfo.com (Bansidhar)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 14 Sep 2003 17:02:23 -0400
Organization: http://groups.google.com/
Keywords: lex, yacc
Posted-Date: 14 Sep 2003 17:02:23 EDT

Hello all ,

Actually I developing assembler for xyz processor. I am having some
interesting problem with current implementation.

Problem definition :

Consider assembly code


#if 0
#if ((test)


This is giving me error because there are no balance paranthesis . But
as we are in #if 0 block logically (test) should not be considered
(check with C preprocessor) with the same example. (I used GCC)

Actually I want to ignore the part ((test) part and
assume that it is #if 0

Some how I come to know I am in #if 0 block which
parsing for 2nd #if statement.

Requriement : Once I encounter second #if I want to insert a string "
\n " in the input so that lexer will see the second #if statement as
#if 0 ((test). How can I achieve this functionality in lex. Can I
insert some string in input file in the run time ? Or is there any
other way to achive the similar functionality..
[Lex can't count nesting levels by itself, nor can it evaluate expressions.
You can certainly help it out with code of your own that counts #if and #endif
lines and ignores them. -John]

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