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Meaning of LEX

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lex\ (l[e^]ks), n.; pl. {Leges} (l[=e]"j[=e]z). [L. See
Law; as, lex talionis, the law of retaliation; lex terr[ae],
the law of the land; lex fori, the law of the forum or court;
lex loci, the law of the place; lex mercatoria, the law or
custom of merchants.

Computing Dictionary

1. 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, .

["Lex - A Lexical Analyzer Generator", M.E. Lesk, CS TR 39, Bell Labs, Oct 1975].

2. 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].

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