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This package contains the GNU Bison parser generator.

* Installation
** Build
See the file INSTALL for generic compilation and installation

Bison requires GNU m4 1.4.6 or later.  See:

** Internationalization
Bison supports two catalogs: one for Bison itself (i.e., for the
maintainer-side parser generation), and one for the generated parsers
(i.e., for the user-side parser execution).  The requirements between
both differ: bison needs ngettext, the generated parsers do not.  To
simplify the build system, neither are installed if ngettext is not
supported, even if generated parsers could have been localized.  See for
more details.

* Questions
See the section FAQ in the documentation (doc/ for
frequently asked questions.  The documentation is also available in
PDF and HTML, provided you have a recent version of Texinfo installed:
run "make pdf" or "make html".

If you have questions about using Bison and the documentation does
not answer them, please send mail to <>.

* Bug reports
Please send bug reports to <>.  Be sure to include the
version number from 'bison --version', and a complete, self-contained test
case in each bug report.

* Copyright statements
For any copyright year range specified as YYYY-ZZZZ in this package,
note that the range specifies every single year in that closed interval.


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Copyright (C) 1992, 1998-1999, 2003-2005, 2008-2015, 2018 Free Software
Foundation, Inc.

This file is part of GNU bison, the GNU Compiler Compiler.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <>.

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