Moving flex and yacc to contrib/, all hell breaks loose?

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Mon Nov 15 23:56:48 UTC 2010

David O'Brien emitted this:

>I also note that all the UC Regents' copyrights have been stripped in

and this:

>I just did a diff of /usr/src/usr.bin/yacc and byacc-20100610.
>The changes aren't that large (when ignoring the deleted copyrights
>and the code style changes (going away from, not to KNF).

He is at best mistaken.  Given the various remarks, "best" is unwarranted.

I've updated my webpage to provide some relevant coverage.

Thomas E. Dickey

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