[ITP] cocom 0.995-1

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Sep 25 21:53:00 GMT 2003

Well, I just had some time on my hands, so I downloaded and built cocom
(<http://cocom.sourceforge.net/>).  FWIW, it did build OOTB.  Please
review the packaging and operation (it seems pass its internal testsuite,
albeit with some warnings which are probably due to gcc 3.2 being
stricter, but I don't use it in my everyday projects, so may have missed
something).  The package is available at the URLs below.

Technically, at least "dino" should be in a separate package, with
"external-source:" pointing to cocom.  However, I don't have a ready setup
for building multiple packages from the same source (method 2 doesn't
quite cut it).  Maybe in a later release.

Note: I'm proposing it as a package with the understanding that I might
drop out of maintaining it shortly.  If this is unacceptable, feel free to
veto the package for now.  If someone steps up to maintain it, it'll be
there all nicely packaged for their convenience. ;-)


sdesc: "Toolset to help creation of compilers and interpreters"
ldesc: "COCOM is a tool set intended to help creation of compilers,
cross-compilers, interpreters, and other language processors.  The
distribution also contains an interpreter for the DINO language as
an example of the tool set usage.  The tool set is aimed to use on
Unixes of different flavors."
category: Devel
requires: cygwin

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > [snip]
> > I'm using tries for the mount table in another ancient sandbox, so I've
> > always had tries in the back of my mind for this application in cygwin.
> > My tenth google search unearthed the 'shilka' package which seems to do
> > what I want.  I've got my branch built using that package so I may just
> > switch to it.
> >
> > http://cocom.sourceforge.net/shilka.html
> >
> > While I know some of the guys who wrote trie-gen, I also know and respect
> > the person who wrote shilka and, in fact, he'll be working for me at
> > Red Hat next week, oddly enough.  Shilka builds out of the box on linux
> > and I suspect it will build fine on cygwin, too.  Would you be interested
> > in packaging the cocom package (of which shilka is a part) for cygwin?
> >
> > cgf
> [snip]
> Unfortunately, as I said in my earlier message about pdksh and splint, I'm
> in a pretty uncertain job situation at the moment, and there's no
> guarantee my next job will even allow me to continue my previous
> maintainership commitments, let alone new ones.  I'll know better about
> two weeks from now, at which point I'll consider maintaining some of the
> other packages (including cocom) if I can.
>         Igor

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