"Bison" is a general-purpose parser generator that converts a grammar description for an LALR(1) context-free grammar into a C program to parse that grammar. Once you are proficient with Bison, you may use it to develop a wide range of language parsers, from those used in simple desk calculators to complex programming languages.
Bison is upward compatible with Yacc: all properly-written Yacc grammars ought to work with Bison with no change. Anyone familiar with Yacc should be able to use Bison with little trouble. You need to be fluent in C programming in order to use Bison or to understand this manual.
Author: The GNU Project <gnu [at] gnu [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.
Build time (on reference hardware): 15% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 1.12 MB, 67 files
Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils flex gawk gcc gettext glibc grep linux-header m4 make mktemp net-tools patch sed sysfiles tar util-linux
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).