bin/143351: [request] update flex(1) to at least 2.5.33

Austin English austinenglish at
Sun Jan 31 20:36:54 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 11:21 PM, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:47:39PM -0600, Austin English wrote:
>> In other words, testing 'make world' (or should it be 'make
>> universe'?) with the new flex to make sure nothing breaks?
> Well, it needs to do more than pass make(1), it needs to generate working
> code.
> there's a reason we don't update toolchain code all the time; it requires
> a lot of work to make sure that everything still works right and that
> there are no regressions.

Of course. Is there a testsuite that can be run to test, or just try
it and see if the system works?

I'm aware that this isn't itself enough to get the change committed,
but I'd like to do what I can to advance the issue along...


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