LEX. The law. A law for the government of mankind in society. Among the ancient Romans, this word was frequently used as synonymous with right, jus. When put absolutely, lex meant the Law of the Twelve Tables.
|1.||(tool)||Lex - A lexical analyser generator for Unix and its
input language. There is a GNU version called flex and a
version written in, and outputting, SML/NJ called ML-lex.
A version, by David Poole at Montana has been retargeted to
Turbo Pascal, ftp://iecc.com/pub/file/lyprg.zip.|
["Lex - A Lexical Analyzer Generator", M.E. Lesk, CS TR 39, Bell Labs, Oct 1975].
|2.||(language, specification)||Lex - The lexical specification
language for COPS.|
["Metalanguages of the Compiler Production System COPS", J. Borowiec, in GI Fachgesprach "Compiler-Compiler", ed W. Henhapl, Tech Hochs Darmstadt 1978, pp.122-159].