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From:Dan Nelson Date:June 20 2005 8:25pm
Subject:Re: lexer for query strings
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In the last episode (Jun 20), William G.J. Halfond said:
> I'm not sure if this question is more appropriate for general
> discussion or the internals list.
> 
> I want to create a tokenizer/lexer for MySQL's dialect of SQL to use
> in a JAVA application.  I thought I could do this by creating a JAVA
> wrapper on the lexer code for MySQL.  I looked through the source and
> found the yacc file and the sql_lex file, but was wondering why I
> couldn't find the original lex file?  I had hoped to use this to
> generate the lexer code for my application.

sql_lex.cc is the original file.  It doesn't use a lex-generated
scanner.  It's not all that bad; quite a bit of that file is actually
unrelated to scanning.  Only the first 1000 lines or so look like they
have anything to do with processing input, and that looks
straightforward.

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	Dan Nelson
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lexer for query stringsWilliam G.J. Halfond20 Jun
  • Re: lexer for query stringsDan Nelson20 Jun