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1. The Concepts of Bison

This chapter introduces many of the basic concepts without which the details of Bison will not make sense. If you do not already know how to use Bison or Yacc, we suggest you start by reading this chapter carefully.

1.1 Languages and Context-Free Grammars  Languages and context-free grammars, as mathematical ideas.
1.2 From Formal Rules to Bison Input  How we represent grammars for Bison's sake.
1.3 Semantic Values  Each token or syntactic grouping can have a semantic value (the value of an integer, the name of an identifier, etc.).
1.4 Semantic Actions  Each rule can have an action containing C code.
1.5 Writing GLR Parsers  Writing parsers for general context-free languages
1.6 Locations  Tracking Locations.
1.7 Bison Output: the Parser File  What are Bison's input and output, how is the output used?
1.8 Stages in Using Bison  Stages in writing and running Bison grammars.
1.9 The Overall Layout of a Bison Grammar  Overall structure of a Bison grammar file.

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