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RFS: The bisonc++ parser generator

Dear list / Debian Sponsors,

    I'm looking for a sponsor and advocate for my program Bisonc++. You'll
find the details about Bisonc++ below. Don't hesitate to contact me if there
are any questions or remarks related to Bisonc++.

Packages:           bisonc++
License:            Academic Free License
Location:           http://bisoncpp.sourceforge.net/
Short Description:  Bison-style parser generator for C++
Current Version:    1.01

Long Description:

 Bisonc++ was designed after `bison++', created by Alain Coetmeur. Bisonc++
 adds to bisonc++ a cleaner class-design, using a base-class to communicate
 lexical tokens to a lexical scanner.

 Since bisonc++ generates the parser class as well as the parsing
 function. The class can easily be provided with additional members without
 needing polymorphic functions. Consequently, classes generated by bisonc++
 have no virtual members and actually have but one public member: parse(),
 replacing the old-style bison and bisonc++ yyparse() function.

 Bisonc++ offers many options, among which an option to define classes
 generated by bisonc++ in a separate namespace. This allows developers to
 define additional symbols, even outside of the class generated by bisonc++,
 without encountering name-collision problems. With bisonc++, artificial means
 to prevent name-collisions, like bison and bisonc++'s yy-convention are not
 required anymore when using bisonc++.  Bisonc++ merely generates C++ code. If
 C code is required, bison should be used. Bisonc++'s grammar requirements are
 highly compatible with bison's requirements, so converting a bison grammar
 into a bisonc++ grammar should be fairly simple.

 In addition to the bisconc++ parser generator itself and several skeleton
 files, the package contains an extensive man-page, a full manual rewritten
 after the original bison manual, and several examples.

 Some history: Bisonc++ versions 0.98 is a complete rewrite of an LALR(1)
 parser generator, as described in Aho, Sethi and Ullman's (1986) book
 `Compilers' (a.k.a. the `Dragon Book'). Version 0.98 was completed in May
 2005. Another major rewite was completed one year later, May 2006, resulting
 in version 1.00.

 Bisonc++ requires libbobcat1 to run and libbobcat1-dev to compile. Libbobcat
was submitted with a `Request For Sponsor' separately.

About the author:

    dr. Frank B. Brokken is security manager and lecturer (C/C++) at the
University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Together with Karel Kubat he wrote
the program icmake (an article about icmake was published in the very first
issue of `The Linux Journal') and the pre-document language `Yodl'. Both
are available as Debian packages. Frank also wrote an published an extenstive
tutorial on C++, the C++ Annotations, which is found at
http://www.icce.rug.nl/documents/cplusplus. More information about his C++
course is found at http://www.icce.rug.nl/edu.

    In his spare time Frank is a professional flight instructor.

    Frank B. Brokken
    Computing Center, University of Groningen
    (+31) 50 363 9281
    Public PGP key: http://pgp.surfnet.nl:11371/
    Key Fingerprint: 8E36 9FC4 1DAA FCDF 1A0D  B19F DAC4 BE50 38C6 6170

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