YACC(1) YACC(1) NAME yacc - yet another compiler-compiler SYNOPSIS yacc [ -vd ] grammar DESCRIPTION Yacc converts a context-free grammar into a set of tables for a simple automaton which executes an LR(1) parsing algo- rithm. The grammar may be ambiguous; specified precedence rules are used to break ambiguities. The output file, y.tab.c, must be compiled by the C compiler to produce a program yyparse. This program must be loaded with the lexical analyzer program, yylex, as well as main and yyerror, an error handling routine. These routines must be supplied by the user; Lex(1) is useful for creating lexi- cal analyzers usable by yacc. If the -v flag is given, the file y.output is prepared, which contains a description of the parsing tables and a report on conflicts generated by ambiguities in the grammar. If the -d flag is used, the file y.tab.h is generated with the define statements that associate the yacc-assigned `token codes' with the user-declared `token names'. This allows source files other than y.tab.c to access the token codes. FILES y.output y.tab.c y.tab.h defines for token names yacc.tmp, yacc.acts temporary files /usr/lib/yaccpar parser prototype for C programs /lib/liby.a library with default `main' and `yyer- ror' SEE ALSO lex(1) LR Parsing by A. V. Aho and S. C. Johnson, Computing Sur- veys, June, 1974. YACC - Yet Another Compiler Compiler by S. C. Johnson. DIAGNOSTICS The number of reduce-reduce and shift-reduce conflicts is reported on the standard output; a more detailed report is found in the y.output file. Similarly, if some rules are not reachable from the start symbol, this is also reported. YACC(1) YACC(1) BUGS Because file names are fixed, at most one yacc process can be active in a given directory at a time.