Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Greg Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > This patch adds an autoconf test to check for the new incompatible version of
> > flex.
> It seems unlikely that we should cause configure to reject all future
> versions of flex... .31 may be broken but I think we should assume that
> they'l fix it.

I inquired about this problem elsewhere, it's not a bug, it's an API change.
Until postgres "ports" to the new API it won't work with newer versions of

>From the Debian maintainer of the flex package 

>         The signature of all functions has changed. flex has new
>  command line options, and option parsing has changed (now also
>  supports POSIX conventions optionally). Handles POSIXLY_CORRECT
>  environment variable.  Various i18n translations are included in the
>  distribution. flex now works with recent bison versions
>         This is not a single short lived change. 
>         I understand that this requires all packages using lex to
>  massage their lexers to conform to the new behaviour of flex; but the
>  gains in reduced complexity of the scanner and reentrancy and
>  standards compliance are well worth it. 


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